Andrew Tate granted release from house arrest after nine months without freedom
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Influencer Andrew Tate has won an appeal in a Romanian court, meaning he will be released from house arrest.
Tate appeared at the court in the Romanian capital Bucharest today, flanked by his brother Tristan, to find out whether they will be spending another 30 days under house arrest in the country, or heading back to prison.
This latest appearance at the Court of Appeals comes after Tate was formally charged with rape, human trafficking, and forming a criminal gang to exploit women.
As well as those charges against Andrew in June, Tristan and two Romanian women have been charged with human trafficking.
Both Tate brothers deny the allegations against them.
In response to the news, Tate tweeted: “After 10 months. 3 in jail, 7 at home. After 15million euro of asset seizures.
After an inditement based on nothing."
He continued: "The file was passed to a Judge who has ruled it weak and circumstantial. I have been released from house arrest but must remain within Romania."
Previously, the Tate brothers had been in prison for three months after being arrested on December 29, but was released after winning an appeal on March 31, after which they were both moved to house arrest.
Tate has attracted controversy online for a number of his opinions on various conspiracy theories, as well as misogynistic views he has expressed online.
He has consistently claimed that the Romanian prosecutors have no evidence on him, and that the whole thing is part of a political move to silence him.
However, the Romanian anti-organised crime agency DIICOT alleges that the Tate brothers, along with Luana Radu and Georgiana Naghel, formed a criminal gang in 2021 to ‘commit the crime of human trafficking’ in Romania, the US, and the UK.
They say that seven female victims were lured to Romania before being sexually exploited and subjected to physical abuse.
DIICOT alleges that one woman was raped twice by one of the accused, and that the women were controlled by ‘intimidation, constant surveillance’ and threats about debt and money.
Tate was banned by a number of social media platforms in the past for espousing hate speech and being misogynistic, including comments that women should ‘bear responsibility’ for being sexually assaulted.
Several British woman are also pursuing a civil case against Tate, alleging to have been victims of sexual violence.