Freddie Gibbs was acquitted of sexual assault charges. Gibbs was in Austria, and he allegedly spiked a woman’s drink and “abused her sexually while she was in a defenseless state". Gibbs was found not guilty of “sexual abuse of a defenseless or psychologically impaired person".
Gibbs’ lawyer Theodore Simon issued a statement following the ruling.
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!”
Gibbs was facing a maximum sentence of 10 years. He was jailed briefly in Austria before paying $56,560 and giving up his passport to make bail