Freddie Gibbs is onschuldig bevonden in verkrachtingszaak

Freddie Gibbs is weer een vrij man. De rapper is tijdens zijn rechtszaak in Oostenrijk vrijgesproken van de verkrachtingszaak die tegen hem was ingediend, zo heeft zijn advocaat laten weten.

De aanklacht die tegen Gibbs was ingediend was om precies te zijn: “sexual abuse of a defenseless or psychologically impaired person”, oftewel seksueel misbruik van een persoon die zichzelf niet kan verdedigen. De aanklacht was tegen hem ingediend omdat hij in juli 2015 in Oostenrijk een vrouw zou hebben gedrogeerd. In augustus dit jaar was hij op borgtocht vrijgelaten. Mocht hij schuldig zijn bevonden, dan kon hij 10 jaar in de gevangenis verwachten.

De 34-jarige rapper heeft tijdens het hele rechtszitting zijn onschuld volgehouden en heeft nu dus gelijk gekregen van de rechter. Lees het hele statement van zijn advocaat hieronder:

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.


30 September