September 30, 2016 - 5:47 AM
VIENNA - An Austrian court has begun trying U.S. rapper Freddie Gibbs on charges of sexual abuse.
He was indicted for allegedly exploiting the dazed state of a 17-year old woman whose drinks were possibly spiked to sexually abuse her after a nightclub appearance by Gibbs last year.
Gibbs, whose real name is Fredrick Tipton, denies the accusations.
Absent from the court in Vienna Friday 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.
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