Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImageFreddie Gibbs is reportedly being detained in France for a rape charge in Austria.
According to MaylayMailOnline, the Gary, Indiana rapper was arrested on June 2nd in the French city of Toulose after being accused of rape in Austria last year. A hearing on the alleged crime was scheduled to take place yesterday, June 7th, but has now been delayed to June 16th.
The rapper plans to fight his extradition to Austria . Gibbs’ lawyer, Michael Malka, told a hearing yesterday, “Freddie Gibbs has indicated to the court that he would not be willing to be handed over to Austrian authorities without exercising his rights to a defense.”
The lawyer continued, “He categorically denies the accusations made against him in Austria. He is even very surprised that Austria could act on this a year later, while he was on tour in Europe.”
Gibbs’ was detained under a European arrest warrant prior to performing at the Rex concert venue in Tulouse. Malka is seeking bail for the rapper.
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