Freddie Gibbs Arrested In France For Alleged Rape In Austria
The rapper was arrested before a show in Toulouse on Thursday night.
The arrest is said to have stemmed from a European warrant issued by Austria relating to an alleged rape committed in 2015. French police arrested Gibbs as he arrived from Paris before his scheduled performance in Toulouse.
On May 26, Gibbs tweeted that he couldn’t make a planned appearance in Vienna, Austria, due to transportation issues.
Freddie Gibbs’s lawyer Scott Leemon gave a statement to Allhiphop.com following his arrest in Toulouse on Thursday.
The lawyer denied the allegations against his client, saying “it makes you wonder why it took almost a year for Austrian officials to bring these charges. Freddie will be fighting the extradition request as these are nothing more than trumped up charges.”
The rapper was currently on a world tour and plans to fight his extradition to Austria.