Freddie Gibbs has appealed a French court's decision to extradite him to Austria, where he is a suspect in an alleged rape case that occurred in 2015.
Last week (June 24), it was reported that a French court had ordered Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs to be extradited to Austria. Gibbs was arrested at the beginning of the month in Toulouse, France after European authorities issued a warrant for his arrest due to an alleged incident of rape that was said to have occurred in Austria in 2015. It would seem that Gibbs is still being held in France, as it has been reported today that he has appealed the French court's decision to extradite him.
One of Gibbs' attorneys, Theodore Simon, has issued a statement in which he reaffirms his client's innocence and maintains that Gibbs will continue to be cooperative with both French and Austrian authorities. Gibbs is hopeful that, as the investigation continues, the absence of any type of evidence against him will lead to his eventual "exoneration and return to his family and one-year old daughter." 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.”