Freddie Gibbs has been found not guilty in the sexual assault case that has kept him detained in Europe since June. The announcement was made by Gibbs’ manager, who wrote on Instagram, “Freddie has been acquitted of the false accusations. He’s coming home a free man.” Gibbs has since arrived back home to his fiancée and infant daughter.

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Freddie Gibbs was accused of drugging and raping a woman while on tour in Vienna in July 2015. The Gary, Indiana rapper was arrested in France in June and later extradited to Austria. Gibbs’ bodyguard was accused of sexually assaulting another woman that same night, although it’s unclear whether he has also been acquitted.


Statement from Gibbs’ attorney (via FakeShoreDrive):

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.

Now that he’s a free man again, it shouldn’t take long for Gibbs to pick up where he left off: his new album with Madlib is on the way.

Related: Freddie Gibbs Charged With Sexual Assault In Austria