Freddie Gibbs has decided to appeal a French judge's decision to extradite him to Austria. Gibbs's lawyer Theodore Simon has issued a statement doubling down on the rapper's innocence and reiterating that he has not officially been charged with a crime. Gibbs will work with his lawyers to follow all the rules being given to him by the Court in an effort to show he is "absolutely innocent." Read the full statement below.
“Mr. Freddie Gibbs has appealed. He will continue to abide by all terms and conditions set by the Court as he pursues every available avenue to demonstrate he is absolutely innocent and has been belatedly and wrongly accused. To be clear and accurate, Freddie Gibbs has not, we reiterate, Freddie Gibbs has not been charged with any offense. An investigation is continuing. Mr. Gibbs remains hopeful that a thorough and searching 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.
Through counsel Mr. Freddie Gibbs remains cooperative with law enforcement offices and judicial systems in both France and Austria and will continue to do so.”