Andrew Tate and his brother Tristan today lost their appeal against a Romanian court’s decision to deny them bail and keep them behind bars on sex trafficking charges.
Tate, 36, was arrested on December 29 in Bucharest along with Tristan and two Romanian women on suspicion of human trafficking, rape and forming an organized criminal group to exploit victims.
Earlier this month, all four appeared at a bail hearing that Tate hoped would lead to his release from prison and place under house arrest after nearly three months behind bars. But the bail request was rejected by the judge and everyone appealed the decision.
Today, a judge dismissed their appeal against the decision to deny them bail, a Tate spokesperson told MailOnline.
Last week, Tate and Tristan said they were “silent” after a Romanian court ruled that the misogynistic influencer should remain in jail for another 30 days on sex trafficking charges.
Andrew Tate and his brother Tristan today lost their appeal against a Romanian court’s decision to deny them bail and keep them behind bars on sex trafficking charges. Pictured: Tate and Tristan outside court in Bucharest on March 28
Tate, 36, was arrested on December 29 along with his brother Tristan on suspicion of human trafficking, rape and forming an organized criminal gang to exploit women.
A judge gave prosecutors a fourth 30-day deadline for their arrest on March 22, which means the four – brothers Tate and Luana Radu, 32, and Georgina Nagel, 28 – will remain in detention until April 21, a Tate spokesperson told MailOnline. None of the four have yet been formally charged.
Tate and Tristan criticized the judge’s decision last week, saying their image had been “irreparably damaged” by the Romanian criminal justice system while insisting it would take “years to rebuild” its reputation.
Their spokesperson told MailOnline at the time: ‘The court has decided to extend the preventive detention of the Tate brothers. The news has left us speechless.
“The interaction with the judge was very dynamic, and the brothers were offered for the first time the opportunity to provide all legal guarantees that they would not be in danger of flight,” they said.
They are the first to want to shed light on this issue. The severe material damage they suffered is incomparable to the moral damage.
Their image is irreparably damaged and it will take years to rebuild reputation, trust and connection with the general public.
The two brothers will appeal the decision to extend their detention for 30 days. This appeal will be heard on Friday.
Prosecutors said Tate (pictured) and Tristan recruited their victims by seducing them and falsely claiming they wanted a relationship or marriage.
Last month, Tate, who is accused of recruiting girls and forcing them to create pornographic content on the Internet, lost another appeal against a former judge’s decision to extend his detention for a third time.
A document explaining an earlier decision to keep them in prison said the judge took into account the “special danger of the defendants” and their ability to recognize victims “increasingly vulnerable, in search of better life opportunities.”
Prosecutors can continue the detention order for 180 days in total, which means that if the judge continues to extend his detention, Tate will not be released from prison until at least June 27.
Prosecutors said the Tate brothers recruited their victims by seducing them and falsely claiming they wanted a relationship or marriage.
Prosecutors said the victims were then taken to property on the outskirts of the capital, Bucharest, and coerced into producing pornographic content for social media sites that generated significant financial gain.
earlier this month, Tate denied that he had cancer After making sure there was a “dark spot on his lung”.
Tate’s Twitter account said the scar on his lung was “from an old fight” after medical details were revealed last week.
I don’t have cancer. Specifically, my lungs contain zero damage from smoking. In fact, I have a lung capacity of 8 liters and vital signs of an Olympic athlete.
There is only a scar on my lungs from an old battle. Real warriors are maimed inside and out,” he added the post in a style that has become a model for Tate’s messaging on social media since his arrest.
Ex-police officers Luana Radu (left) and Georgiana Nagel (right) are suspected of aiding the Tate brothers in the crimes they are under investigation.
Tate and Tristan They moved into a converted warehouse in Romania in 2017, which was staffed by armed guards.
In their safe house on the outskirts of Bucharest, the Tate brothers had a video chat studio where several women were found during a police raid in April 2022.
Romania’s anti-organized crime agency DIICOT said in a statement after the December arrests that it had identified six victims in the human trafficking case who were alleged to have been subjected to ‘acts of physical violence and mental coercion’ and sexually exploited by members of the alleged crime group. .
The agency said the victims were lured under the pretense of love and later intimidated, placed under surveillance and subjected to other control methods while being forced to engage in pornography for financial gain for the criminal group.
In January, Romanian authorities descended on a compound near Bucharest linked to the Tate brothers and pulled over a fleet of luxury cars that included Rolls-Royces, Ferraris and Porsches. They reported the seizure of assets valued at approximately $3.9 million.
Prosecutors said that if they can prove that the car owners obtained money through illegal activities such as human trafficking, the assets would be used to cover investigation expenses and compensate victims. Tate also unsuccessfully appealed the forfeiture of the assets.
tight as charged He raped a Moldovan woman, who he claims caught up with him from London, in March 2022, which he categorically denies.
In January, he told the Bucharest Court of Appeal that the alleged victim moved with him to Romania voluntarily in November 2021.
Tate alleged she filed a rape claim nearly six months later when he refused to give her money to buy a house and become a TikTok star.
My case is not criminal, it is political. It is not about justice or fairness. It’s about attacking my influence on the world,” read a post that appeared on his Twitter account on Sunday.
Tate’s views on women, masculinity, and entrepreneurship, expressed on the podcast and shared online, became popular in 2022 as they were shared in short clips on social media.
It was eventually banned from various platforms for misogyny and hate speech.
Tate repeatedly claimed that Romanian prosecutors had no evidence and alleged that their case was a “political” plot designed to silence him.