Freddie Gibbs is coming home. After four months of legal battles stemming from an alleged sexual assault in Austria, the Gary, IN rapper has reportedly been acquitted of all charges. His manager, Lambo, announced it this morning via 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…
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It’s been a long summer for Gibbs, having been extradited back to Austria after a performance in France and held there all these months. But it appears he’s enjoying some well-earned time with his infant daughter and soon enough, will be back to his mic-ripping ways. First stop: Roots Picnic NYC. Next stop: that much-drooled-over new Madlib collabo album, Bandana. We’re just happy to see him back with his loved ones. Read a statement from Freddie Gibbs’ attorney below and come out this weekend to help us celebrate his return.
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.