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Freddie Gibbs has been released on bail following his arrest in France earlier this month on charges related to an alleged rape committed in Austria in 2015. According to a new statement from his lawyer Scott E. Leemon, the rap artist has been released on a $56,000 bail and will remain in France until his delayed court date. Gibbs turned in his passport to officials and will be checking in with French authorities three times a week until the hearing. The statement, which you can read in its full entirety below, highlights that “no scientific nor physical evidence” against Gibbs has been found.
I am pleased to announce that the French attorneys, Ludovic Riviere and Michael Malka, were able to convince the Judge in Toulouse to release Freddie Gibbs on bail pending a final decision on the extradition request by the Austrian authorities. He will be released upon the deposit of $50,000 Euros. He will be required to turn in his passport and check in with authorities 3 times per week. We expect him to be released either today or tomorrow while the court decides what to do with the extradition request.
Additionally, last weekend, I had the chance to fly to France and meet with Freddie and the attorneys from both France and Austria. After the meeting, and talking to Freddie it is really shocking these allegations were ever filed against him. They were brought months later with no scientific nor physical evidence against him. We are hoping that the Public Prosecutor in Austria sees this and decides not to file formal charges against him. If she does, Freddie will fight them with everything he has.
He has worked too hard on his career and family to get where he is and is in complete shock over this false allegation.
It is important to note that his fiancée has flown to France to support him. She has his back and knows he didn’t do anything wrong.