Controversial internet personality Andrew Tate will be detained in Romania for 30 days on charges of human trafficking and rape, officials said.
Tate, his brother Tristan Tate and two Romanian women were placed in Bucharest on Friday for 30 days in pretrial detention, according to Ramona Bora, spokesperson for Romania’s Department of Investigation of Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT). was done.
The suspect has already appealed the court’s decision, which will be heard on January 5, 2023, she said.
The extended detention follows Thursday’s raid on the Romanian property of four suspects. They initially detained him for 24 hours on suspicion of trafficking, rape and forming an organized crime group, but prosecutors have asked the Bucharest court to extend his detention amid an ongoing investigation, Bora said. Stated.
DIICOT said it had identified six women, one American, two Moldovan and three Romanian.
Andrew Tate’s attorney, Eugen Vidinak, told reporters on Friday that the court would make a final decision after considering the appeal. No,” he said, and it was the most drastic precautionary measure possible.
Prosecutors said the British citizens, the Tate brothers, have been under criminal investigation since April.
Former professional kickboxer Andrew Tate first came to the public eye in 2016 when he was ejected from the British reality show Big Brother.
The 36-year-old was infamous for his misogynistic comments and hate speech, and was banned from Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and TikTok in August after backlash over comments about women.
In 2017, he was banned from Twitter after he reportedly said that victims of sexual assault “should be held accountable” in the wake of the #MeToo movement, but he recently made a move to the platform. allowed to return.