Rapper Freddie Gibbs Arrested in France on Rape Charges

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Rapper Freddie Gibbs was reportedly arrested minutes before his scheduled performance in Toulouse, France on Thursday. According to French news source La Depeche du Midi, Freddie Gibbs was “wanted in connection with a European arrest warrant issued by Austria for a rape allegedly committed in 2015.”

via Complex:

Gibbs was en route to perform at the Le Rex club in Tolouse when he was picked up by authorities and put in handcuffs. Shortly thereafter, according to La Depeche du Midi, “he was presented to the public prosecutor and imprisoned pending his extradition to Austria.” Austrian publication Vienna Online got in touch with the city prosecutor’s office, reporting, “Nina Bussek, spokeswoman for the Vienna prosecutor’s office confirmed on Saturday evening corresponding French media reports. ‘We have requested his transfer.'”

“Freddie Gibbs adamantly denies that allegations that have been levied against by Austrian authorities,” said Gibbs’ management in a statement to Complex. “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.”

Yikes.

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