Freddie Gibbs's manager has stated that the rapper has been acquitted on charges of sexual assault charges in Austria. Gibbs's manager, Ben Lambert, tweeted the news earlier this morning and shared an update on Instagram, which you can see above.
In June Gibbs was charged in an Austrian court with sexual assault stemming from a 2015 incident. He was freed on a bail after paying 50,000 euros ($56,560). If convicted, Gibbs would have faced a maximum of 10 years in prison.
Freddie Gibbs is coming home— LAMBOLAMBO (@LAMBOLAMBO) September 30, 2016
Freddie Gibbs has been acquitted of the False accusations— LAMBOLAMBO (@LAMBOLAMBO) September 30, 2016
Thank you to everyone who has been by our side during these past 4 months. Through strength and patience, an innocent man is coming home.— LAMBOLAMBO (@LAMBOLAMBO) September 30, 2016
Update: September 30, 8:40.a.m. Freddie Gibbs's lawyer Theodore Simon has issued the following statement.
“Today, September 30, 2016 Freddie Gibbs was found not guilty. We have always maintained unconditionally and without any doubt that Freddie would be and now has been fully exonerated and completely vindicated. We are pleased and thankful that the court recognized the same trust and confidence we and all of his fans have had in Freddie that justified and resulted in his absolute acquittal. Immediately after his acquittal I spoke with Freddie who expressed his deeply sincere, heartfelt gratitude and thanks to his fiancé Erica Dickerson for her unwavering support, for the steadfast and incomparable loyalty of his long time friend and manager Ben “Lambo” Lambert, for the extraordinary work and effort of his lawyers and for the overwhelming outpouring of love he has received from his fans. He says, “Thank you!”
"While we are appreciative of the verdict of not guilty, nothing has changed. The actual facts have always demonstrated that Freddie was and is 100% innocent. It is now self-evident he was wrongly accused. The trial has confirmed our belief that after a searching and complete investigation and trial the true and actual facts would be revealed - that there always was an absence of any scientific, physical, or credible evidence that would warrant in any way such an accusation. Freddie and his family look forward to returning to the States so he can resume his life and career.”