(AllHipHop News) There is really good news coming out of Europe for Freddie Gibbs.
The Indiana emcee was charged with sexual assault in Austria, but attorney Theodore Simon says his client has been found not guilty of the crime.
Simon released the following statement:
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.
Gibbs was arrested in Toulouse, France in June. Austria then sought to extradite him to the country to face accusations of an alleged rape from 2015.
The Shadow Of A Doubt album creator was released in France on $56,000 bail. He has maintained his innocence throughout the ordeal.
Gibbs’ manager, Ben Lambert, also addressed the not guilty verdict on Instagram.
The truth has come to light. Freddie has been acquitted of the false accusations. He’s coming home a free man. Thank you to everyone who has been by our side these past 4 months, sending us good vibes, praying for us. Thank God. To new beginnings…