Rapper Freddie Gibbs has reportedly been granted bail as his European rape case rumbles on.
The Indiana hip-hop star, real name Frederick Tipton, was taken into custody by French police over accusations he sexually assaulting a woman in Austria last year (15).
Earlier this week (ends17Jun16), a judge granted a request for bail submitted by Gibbs' lawyers and ruled he could be released on a $50,000 euros ($56,000) bond on Thursday (16Jun16) or Friday (17Jun16).
"He will be required to turn in his passport and check in with authorities three times per week," Freddie Gibbs' attorney Scott Leemon tells AllHipHop.com.
The 34-year-old is facing extradition to Austria, but his lawyers have vowed to fight such a ruling while vehemently denying the accusations.
"After the meeting, and talking to Freddie it is really shocking these allegations were ever filed against him," Leemon continues. "They were brought months later with no scientific nor physical evidence against him. He has worked too hard on his career and family to get where he is and is in complete shock over this false allegation."
"It is important to note that his fiancee has flown to France to support him," he adds. "She has his back and knows he didn't do anything wrong."
Gibbs had to cancel a show in Toulouse on 2 June (16) after he was taken into custody by French police. He appeared in court on 3 June (16) to face accusations of sexual assault, and was due to return for another hearing on 7 June (16), but the court date was pushed back until 16 June (16).
What's new in the music world this week?
'Sounds of Silence' was released on this day (January 17th) in 1966.
Listen to Alex Bayly performing 'Animal'.
Two weeks ahead of Independent Venue Week, Dry Cleaning made 'Britain's Best Small Venue 2015' (NME) the second port of call on their 2020 tour.
'Leave Home' was released on this day (January 10th) in 1977.
For their last gig of the year, The Libertines came back to their adopted hometown of Margate to finish off their latest tour.
Celebrating the birthday of David Bowie with his most legendary songs.