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Romanian court releases Andrew Tate to house arrest

A Romanian court has ruled internet personality Andrew Tate can be moved to house detention while prosecutors investigate him for suspected human trafficking.

April 1, 2023
By Luiza Ilie and Alan Charlish
1 April 2023

Divisive internet personality Andrew Tate is being moved to house arrest after a Romanian court accepted an appeal, his lawyer says.

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.

They have denied all accusations.

“The judges from the appeal court in Bucharest admitted our appeal and rejected the proposal of the prosecutors to extend the warrant and changed the measure to home arrest for all the defendants,” Tate’s lawyer Eugen Constantin Vidineac told Reuters by telephone on Friday.

British-American Tate, who has been based mainly in Romania since 2017, is an online influencer and self-described misogynist who has built up a following of millions of fans, particularly among young men drawn to his hyper-macho image. 

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