Andrew Tate Released From Prison After Three Months Under House Arrest

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Andrew Tate Independent

Andrew Tate and his brother Tristan Tate have been released from prison in Romania and placed under house arrest after winning an appeal over their detention.

According to an official, Tate’s appeal, which challenged a judge’s decision to extend his detention for a fourth time for 30 days last week, was approved at the Bucharest Court of Appeal.

Authorities stated that they are still investigating into allegations of trafficking made against Andrew and Tristan Tate.

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Andrew Tate and Tristan Tate outside the Bucharest Court of Appeal

Tate, who has developed a reputation for spreading sexist ideas, was arrested in late December alongside his brother and two Romanian women on accusations of human trafficking, rape, and organizing a criminal gang.

According to Ramona Bolla, a spokesperson for Romania’s anti-organized crime agency, Diicot, all four of them were successful in their appeal on Friday and will continue to be under house arrest until April 29.

All four have not yet been charged.

Following the arrests in December, Diicot stated that it had identified six victims in the human trafficking case who had allegedly been sexually exploited and the subject of “acts of physical violence and mental coercion” by members of the alleged crime group.

According to the agency, victims were lured with promises of love and later intimidated, placed under surveillance, and subjected to other forms of control while being forced to commit pornographic acts for the criminal organization’s financial advantage.

Tate, a 36-year-old British-American citizen with 5.4 million Twitter followers, lost an appeal last month against further detention.

He has frequently asserted that Romanian prosecutors lack evidence and that their case is a political plot to silence him.

The former professional kickboxer, who moved to Romania in 2017, was previously banned from using a number of social media sites for expressing hate speech and misogynistic views.

Tate had 4.6 million followers on Instagram before he was banned from platform.

He is involved with a number of “business ventures,” such as Hustler’s University, an online “academy” where members pay a monthly membership fee.

Source: Independent