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Freddie Gibbs Has Been Released On Bail

The rapper is currently awaiting trial on sexual assault charges in Austria.

August 18, 2016

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Yesterday, Freddie Gibbs was charged in an Austrian court with sexual assault stemming from a 2015 incident. Today, the rapper was freed on a bail of 50,000 euros ($56,560).

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His lawyer Theodore Simon issued a statement obtained by XXL. Read his message in full below:

“Freddie Gibbs was released today on bail. We believe this is the first step toward his eventual exoneration and vindication. We are pleased and thankful that the Court recognized the same trust and confidence we have in Freddie that justified his release. Immediately after his release I spoke with Freddie who expressed his heartfelt appreciation and thanks for the overwhelming outpouring of support he has received.

Yesterday’s charge remains only an allegation, and it does not in any way change the actual facts that Freddie Gibbs is 100% innocent.

As he has done with his bail request, he continues to pursue every available means to demonstrate that he is absolutely innocent and that he has been both belatedly and wrongly accused. As the investigation and process continues, Mr. Gibbs remains hopeful that a thorough, searching and complete investigation will reveal the actual facts, including the absence of any scientific, physical, or credible evidence implicating him, thereby paving the way for his exoneration and return to his family and one-year old child.

In accordance with Austrian procedure Mr. Gibbs has not as yet had the opportunity to provide the authorities and the Court with the substantial and compelling exonerating evidence that he has compiled.

Through counsel Mr. Freddie Gibbs has consistently remained fully cooperative with law enforcement offices and judicial systems in both France and Austria and will continue to do so.”

A representative for Freddie Gibbs had no further comment.

Freddie Gibbs Has Been Released On Bail