Freddie Gibbs has reportedly been sitting behind bars since last Sunday in Austria.
Back in June, it was reported that Freddie Gibbs had appealed European authorities’ attempt to extradite him to Austria after he was arrested in Toulouse, France after an alleged incident of rape that was said to have occurred in Austria in 2015. Well according to reports online, including the source @ Orf.at, the appeal didn’t work out too well for the Gary, Indiana rapper because he’s been reportedly locked up behind bars in Austria since last Sunday, July 31.
Orf.at reports that the French Supreme Court has confirmed that Gibbs was indeed extradited to Austria last week and is currently sitting behind bars at the Josefstadt, Vienna prison. Gibbs’ may not necessarily be charged with anything by European authorities, but he’ll definitely be questioned about the 2015 allegations.
No word yet when he'll be a free man, but we’ll continue to keep you posted as more details are available.
UPDATE: A statement from Freddie Gibbs' lawyer, Theodore Simon, can be found below. It reveals that Freddie withdrew his extradition appeal voluntarily while free on bail in France. He has not been charged with any crime, but is rather under investigation. He maintains that he has been wrongly accused, and is cooperating with authorities in an effort to clear his name.
Mr. Freddie Gibbs while free on bail in France voluntarily withdrew his procedural extradition appeal. He did so to work cooperatively with authorities to assure a smooth transfer to Austria and to further enhance the opportunity for an expedited decision on the merits. Freddie has faithfully abided by all terms and conditions of his release and transfer set by the Court.
He continues to pursue every available means to demonstrate that he is absolutely innocent and that he has been both belatedly and wrongly accused. To be clear and accurate, to date 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.
Consistent with the available legal practices and procedures in Austria, Mr. Gibbs will ask the Court to release him on bail, under reasonable terms and conditions, as was done in France.
Through counsel Mr. Freddie Gibbs has consistently remained fully cooperative with law enforcement offices and judicial systems in both France and Austria and will continue to do so.”