Andrew Tate and his brother have been moved to house arrest as they face allegations of human trafficking and rape.
This development came after a Romanian court rejected prosecutors’ request to extend their police custody until late April. Stay updated on the latest news about Andrew Tate and his brother’s legal case.
Andrew Tate, his brother Tristan, and two Romanian female suspects have been under police detention since December 29 as prosecutors investigate them for suspected human trafficking, rape, and forming a criminal gang to sexually exploit women.
However, the brothers, accompanied by their Romanian lawyers, were released from the police central arrest premises in Bucharest at midnight on Friday, they deny all charges against them.
The two female suspects were also released. The court decision was seen as legal, thorough, and correct, according to Tate’s lawyer, Eugen Vidineac. Nonetheless, the brothers are forbidden from contacting witnesses and leaving the house without authorities’ approval.
There is no information on whether there are other interdictions or not. While Tristan Tate stated, “We’re going home,” to reporters in Romanian outside the prison, his brother Andrew did not comment. A small group of supporters, chanting “Top G” – Andrew Tate’s online moniker, were waiting for them outside the prison. Stay updated on this ongoing legal case.
Earlier this week, the Tate brothers’ request for bail was denied by the Bucharest court of appeals, which has also previously extended their police custody due to concerns about their flight risk and the potential danger to the investigation if released.
However, on Friday, all four suspects, including the Tate brothers, were released from police custody, but the investigation continues, according to Ramona Bolla, a spokesperson for Romania’s DIICOT anti-organised crime unit.
She stated that the decision is final, and prosecutors have until the end of June to send the suspects to trial. While charges have been filed against the four suspects under Romanian legislation, the case is still under investigation and has not yet gone to trial. Keep yourself updated on the latest developments in this case.
According to prosecutors, the Tate brothers allegedly used deception, seduction, and false promises of a relationship or marriage to recruit their victims. Once recruited, these women were coerced into producing pornographic content for social media sites, resulting in significant financial gain for the brothers. Tristan, who was arrested before the birth of his baby son, has been living in Romania with his family for several years.
As part of the investigation, Romanian police have conducted multiple raids on properties connected to the Tate brothers, resulting in the seizure of many of their assets, including a collection of luxury cars. A court document from January reveals that one of the victims was “recruited” from the United Kingdom after falling in love with Andrew Tate, who then allegedly brought her to Romania with the goal of sexual exploitation.
This developing case.