Freddie Gibbs Formally Charged With Sexual Assault In Austria Brandon Caldwell August 17, 2016 Music, News 2 Comments The rapper could face 10 years in prison if convicted. Back in June, Freddie Gibbs was arrested in France in connection with a 2015 rape case in Austria. While held in a French prison, the now 34-year-old rapper was then extradited to Austria to formally face the charge. According to the Reuters, Gibbs was officially charged. A spokesman for Vienna’s criminal court said “He is alleged to have administered knock-out drops to a woman and then have abused her sexually while she was in a defenseless state.” If convicted, Gibbs faces a maximum of 10 years in prison. A court spokesman said the rapper has been charged with “sexual abuse of a defenseless or psychologically impaired person.” According to the AP, Gibbs was charged after accusations were raised by two women about Gibbs and his bodyguard possibly drugging their drinks. Gibbs has repeatedly denied these accusations. Gibbs’ laywer Theodore Smith said in a statement, “He strenuously denies (the accusations). … While Freddie Gibbs was charged with an offense today, it remains only an allegation, and it does not in any way change the actual facts that Freddie Gibbs is 100 percent innocent.” You can read Smith’s full statement here. Share this:TweetShare on Tumblr 2 Responses Freddie Gibbs Released On Bail » Day & A Dream August 18, 2016 […] Freddie Gibbs Formally Charged With Sexual Assault In Austria […] Reply Freddie Gibbs Acquitted Of Sexual Assault Charges » Day & A Dream September 30, 2016 […] June, Gibbs was arrested dating back to a 2015 incident in Austria. In August, he was formally charged for the crime which carried a penalty of over 10 years in prison. He was freed on bail after paying […] Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.