Freddie Gibbs Awaiting Release on Bail in Austrian Rape Case
Rapper Freddie Gibbs will be released on $55,000 bail in France as he awaits an extradition request from Austrian authorities in connection with an alleged rape that took place in Austria in 2015. According to Gibbs' U.S.-based lawyer, the Indiana MC (born Fredrick Tipton) -- who was arrested in Toulouse, France, on June 2 -- is expected to be freed either Thursday (June 16) or Friday while the court decides what to do with an extradition request from Austrian authorities.
Lawyer Scott Leemon said that Gibbs will be required to turn in his passport and check in with authorities three times a week while awaiting the court's decision. Upon his arrest, Gibbs’ representatives denied the allegations. "Freddie Gibbs adamantly denies the allegations that have been levied against by Austrian authorities," Leemon said. "It makes you wonder why it took almost a year for Austrian officials to bring these charges."
Update: Leemon informed Billboard that Gibbs was released on bail on Friday (June 17).