Austria releases U.S. rapper Freddie Gibbs on bail

Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:34pm EDT
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VIENNA (Reuters) - U.S. rapper Freddie Gibbs was released on bail in Austria on Thursday after being charged with sexual assault, a Vienna court spokeswoman said.

Gibbs, 34, whose real name is Fredrick Tipton, was extradited from France over the accusation that he spiked a woman's drink and sexually abused her while he was on tour in Vienna last year. He denies any wrongdoing.

Gibbs was freed on bail of 50,000 euros ($56,560) and had to surrender his passport, the Vienna criminal court spokeswoman said.

(Reporting by Francois Murphy; editing by Mark Heinrich)