Freddie Gibbs Revisits Sexual Assault Case on Viceland Show [VIDEO]
Last June, Freddie Gibbs was in a situation that could've land him in jail for close to 10 years.
In the latest episode of Viceland’s “The Therapist," while speaking with well-known marriage and family therapist Siri Sat Nam Singh, Gibbs opened up about the sexual assault charges he was hit with last year and, in his words, the months-long, “traumatizing” ordeal.
Gibbs stated he was arrested in June 2016 after a woman who allegedly accompanied his associates back to their hotel after a tour stop in Austria, told authorities that she “had a dream that Freddie Gibbs raped me too.”
He continues: "I was falsely accused of sexual assault … some females had accompanied some of my associates back to the hotel and whatnot ... what type of sexual encounter or whatever it was, I didn’t know the details of it ... and then the day after I go into my hotel room…The girl had changed her story and said that ‘I had a dream that Freddie Gibbs raped me too.’ they said ‘You facing 10 years.'”
Gibbs also gave an account on the episode of his time in incarceration, adding he was in a cell with men "with swastikas, being taunted by police, and fearing that he might not see his daughter until she was a teenager."
On September 30, 2016, Gibbs was acquited of all accusations and returned to the United States shortly after.
In the episode, he called the incident "racial" and almost led him to give up his music career indefinitely.
Fortunately for fans, Gibbs dropped his You Only Live 2wice album, shortly after he was given a not guilty verdict.
Check out the clip of the episode from Viceland.com above.