Freddie Gibbs has been acquitted of sexual assault charges in Austria. The confirmation initially came from his manager, Ben Lambert, who took to Instagram to make the announcement.
“The truth has come to light. Freddie has been acquitted of the false accusations. He’s coming home a free man. Thank you to everyone who has been by our side these past 4 months, sending us good vibes, praying for us. Thank God. To new beginnings…,” read the caption of a photo of Gibbs and his baby daughter.
Gibbs was formally arrested and charged but eventually released on bond, and always maintained his innocence. Per the Daily Mail, Gibbs was was accused of drugging and raping a 17-year-old girl in a hotel room.
Gibbs said he never had sexual contact with the accuser, who said she remembered the alleged incident via flashbacks, eight months later.
“Today, September 30, 2016 Freddie Gibbs was found not guilty,” Gibbs’ lawyer told The Fader via a statement. “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.”