VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian court on Friday found U.S. rapper Freddie Gibbs not guilty on charges of sexual abuse, ruling there was not enough evidence in the case involving a fan.
Gibbs had been indicted for allegedly exploiting the dazed state of a then 17-year-old woman whose drinks were possibly spiked to sexually abuse her after a nightclub appearance starring the rapper last year.
Gibbs, whose real name is Fredrick Tipton, had denied the accusations.
Absent from the court in Vienna was a bodyguard sought for alleged sexual abuse of a 16-year-old woman who had accompanied the 17-year-old to Gibbs’ hotel. He is believed to be somewhere in the United States.
The woman had accused Gibbs after saying that she had a flashback to the incident sparked by a song, nearly a year after it occurred. Defense lawyers for Gibbs cited initial testimony from the two women that only the bodyguard had sex with the younger woman.
Celebs Who Have Been Accused of Sexual Assault
1. Darren Sharper1 of 13
2. Rosey Grier2 of 13
3. Ceelo Green3 of 13
4. Mike Tyson4 of 13
5. Alex Da Silva5 of 13
6. Britney Spears6 of 13
7. Sean Kingston7 of 13
8. Tupac Shakur8 of 13
9. Al Gore9 of 13
10. Bill Cosby10 of 13
11. John Travolta11 of 13
12. Lawrence Taylor12 of 13
13. R. Kelly13 of 13
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