Andrew Tate’s detention in a Romanian jail has been extended for a third time
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A judge has agreed to extend Andrew Tate's detention in a Romanian jail cell.
The controversial influencer and former kickboxer was detained by authorities at the end of December last year.
Prosecutors have been allowed to prolong his stay behind bars twice already and this is the third time the extension has been granted.
He will be forced to stay inside the prison for another 30 days while authorities continue to build a case against him.
Tate, along with his brother Tristan and two other women, are being held on suspicion of organised crime and human trafficking.
None of the four suspects have been formally charged.
Romania’s anti-organized crime agency, DIICOT, petitioned to have the Tate brothers remain in prison, according to the Associated Press, however the two women have been released on house arrest.
When deciding to keep Andrew and Tristan behind bars for now, the judge took into account the 'particular dangerousness of the defendants' as well as their capacity 'to exercise permanent psychological control over the victims'.
According to the BBC, lawyers for the Tate brothers said prosecutors didn't submit any new evidence to justify keeping the two locked up in detention for another 30 days.
Before the verdict, Andrew Tate claimed on Twitter that he'd recently scored a big legal win.
"My Legal team has done a fantastic job today," he said. "As of today, the Judges have been given a very close understanding of the Truth behind the allegations against me.
"True colors were brought to light."
However, following the decision to keep him behind bars he wrote: "I will meditate deeply over this decision."
The Tate brothers are alleged to have recruited 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.
Since he was detained on December 29, authorities have seized multiple items worth around £3.25 million from Andrew Tate's estate.
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.