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Andrew Tate’s detention in Romania extended by 30 days

Andrew Tate’s detention in Romania extended by 30 days

The controversial internet figure and his brother have been held in custody since 29 December

The ever talked about Andrew Tate has not been granted a release from custody after an appeal was heard in court today.

The controversial internet figure and his brother Tristan have been held in custody since 29 December on suspicion of human trafficking, rape and forming an organised crime group.

Alongside the brothers, two female Romanian suspects were also detained.

And a court in Romania ruled today (1 February) that the brothers are to be held in custody for a further 30 days.

They had appealed an order made by a judge on 20 January to extend their detention.

Following the hearing, Tate said: "Ask them for evidence and they will give you none, because it doesn’t exist. You’ll find out the truth of this case soon."

The Tate brothers are alleged to have recruited the women by seducing them and falsely claiming to want a relationship or marriage.

Prosecutors also say that the women were forced to produce pornographic content under duress.

Tate is also accused of raping one of his victims in March last year, something he has denied alongside the other charges.

Andrew Tate's lawyers are hoping for him to be released.

Last month, the court extended their preventive custody period to 27 February, but Tate's defence argued there was not enough evidence to hold the four alleged suspects in custody.

Early in January, Romanian authorities seized goods and money worth around £3.25 million, including 11 luxury cars.

The cars seized included an Aston Martin Vanquish S Ultimate, a Rolls Royce Wraith and a Porsche Carrera 4S 911.

According to Insider, Romanian authorities have confirmed that they took the luxury cars to 'sustain the cost of the investigation' and could be used as collateral to fund reparations towards Tate's alleged victims.

Last week, Tate made some public comments about his detention ahead of the appeal day on 1 February.

A number of luxury cars were seized from Tate's property.

He told reporters: "They know we have done nothing wrong.

"This file is completely empty. Of course it's unjust, there is no justice in Romania unfortunately."

It comes before Tate seemingly compared himself to Nelson Mandela in a bizarre tweet posted from prison.

The media personality quoted the former South African president, in yet another tweet from his prison cell. A standard procedure in prison, eh?

Anyway, Tate said: "During my incarceration.

"I've been tracking everyone who stood up in support.

"Everyone who stood on the fence. And those too scared to stick up for me despite my innocence.

"God knows they're cowards and I know they're cowards."

He later followed-up this tweet with a quote from Mandela: "For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”

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Topics: Andrew Tate, Crime