Andrew Tate to appear in court in Romania as his lawyers argue he should be released | World News
Internet scandalous personality Andrew Tate will stand trial in Romania on Wednesday as lawyers say he should be released.
The British-American citizen and his brother Tristan have been in custody since Dec. 29 on suspicion of human trafficking, rape and organized crime.
Two suspected Romanian women were also detained.
It is alleged that the Tate brothers recruited their victims by seducing them and falsely claiming they wanted a relationship or marriage.
According to prosecutors, the women were pressured into producing pornographic materials.
Kickboxer turned influencer Andrew Tate is also accused of raping one of the victims last March. All four deny the charges.
Earlier this month, the court extended their pre-trial detention until February 27.
Today, defense groups will try to prove that there is not enough evidence to continue to hold them.
Following the arrests, Romanian authorities said they had confiscated nearly ₹3.25 million (US$4 million) worth of goods and money, including luxury cars.
The brothers’ legal team is also fighting to get the items back.
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Last week, Andrew Tate made his first comments since his arrest.
“They know we did nothing wrong,” he told reporters as he was brought in for further questioning by organized crime prosecutors. “This case is completely empty. Of course, this is unfair, unfortunately, there is no justice in Romania.”
Known for her misogynistic content, Tate has a massive following despite being banned from most of the major social networks.
His Twitter account was reinstated in November after Elon Musk took over the company.