Freddie Gibbs Appeals Austria Extradition In Rape Case

Toulouse, France - Freddie Gibbs is appealing an order for him to be extradited, HipHopDX has learned.

This comes after a judge demanded that the Shadow of a Doubt rapper be transferred from France, the country where he was taken into custody, to Austria, where he is accused of raping a woman but has not be charged of anything.

"Mr. Freddie Gibbs has appealed," one of Gibbs' lawyers, Theodore Simon, says in a statement obtained by HipHopDX. "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.”

The 34-year-old rap star is out on bail after he was taken into custody June 2 prior to a show in Toulouse, France.

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