Freddie Gibbs Appeals Extradition to Austria
On June 23, a French court ordered Freddie Gibbs to be extradited to Austria, where he could potentially face rape charges stemming from a 2015 incident. Today (June 27), Gibbs' lawyer states that the Gary, Ind. rapper has appealed the extradition.
XXL has obtained the following comment from Theodore Simon, one of Gibbs' attorneys. "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," Simon writes.
The attorney states that Gibbs has yet to be charged with anything. Simon states, "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."
Gangsta Gibbs was initially arrested on June 4 in France, where he was taken into custody prior to a concert in Toulouse for his Shadow of a Doubt tour. On June 16, Gibbs was released from custody on $56,000 bail.
Keep it locked to XXL as more updates on the Freddie Gibbs investigation begin to surface.
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