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Freddie Gibbs Granted Bail In France Following Arrest

The rapper has been released on bail for $56,000.

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Earlier this month, Freddie Gibbs was arrested as a suspect in a rape case. A warrant was issued for the Gary, Indiana native for an alleged rape charge that took place in Austria back in 2015. Gibbs was arrested in Toulouse, France minutes before taking the stage at the Rex for a scheduled concert. Today (June 16), right before a ruling on his extradition was set to take place on June 23, Gibbs was granted bail of €50,000 ($56,000 USD).

Last week, Gibbs' lawyer Michael Malta appeared in court and stated that his client "categorically denies the allegations made against him by Austria and is even very surprised that Austria is taking this on a year later, just as he is on tour in Europe."

Since making bail, Gibbs will presumably remain in France until next week's court date. In a statement to Pitchfork, Gibbs' legal team had this to say about the bail:

"I am pleased to announce that the French attorneys, Ludovic Riviere and Michael Malka, were able to convince the Judge in Toulouse to release Freddie Gibbs on bail pending a final decision on the extradition request by the Austrian authorities. He will be released upon the deposit of $50,000 Euros. He will be required to turn in his passport and check in with authorities 3 times per week. We expect him to be released either today or tomorrow while the court decides what to do with the extradition request. Additionally, last weekend, I had the chance to fly to France and meet with Freddie and the attorneys from both France and Austria. After the meeting, and talking to Freddie it is really shocking these allegations were ever filed against him. They were brought months later with no scientific nor physical evidence against him. We are hoping that the Public Prosecutor in Austria sees this and decides not to file formal charges against him. If she does, Freddie will fight them with everything he has.

He has worked too hard on his career and family to get where he is and is in complete shock over this false allegation.

It is important to note that his fiancé has flown to France to support him. She has his back and knows he didn’t do anything wrong."

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