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Andrew Tate: Romania Court Extends Police Detention For Influencer And Brother

Image source, Reuters

Image caption, The controversial influencer is being investigated for alleged human trafficking and rape, which he denies

By Lucy Williamson, Kathryn Armstrong & Antoinette Radford

in Bucharest and London

Influencer Andrew Tate and his brother Tristan will stay in custody until 27 February after a Romanian court extended their police detention.

The pair are being investigated over allegations of rape and exploitation and will remain in custody for another 30 days while police build their case.

The reasons for this extension will be given in a written statement later.

Tate and his brother both deny the allegations against them.

Authorities claim the brothers have been part of an organised crime group that exploited women by forcing them to create pornographic content.

No charges have been brought against the brothers yet. As they have not been charged, they have not yet had the chance to plead guilty or not guilty.

The former kickboxer has millions of online followers – despite being banned from sites including TikTok, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube for misogynistic comments.

He moved to Bucharest five years ago and was arrested last month after his house was raided.

A lawyer for the Tate brothers argued prosecutors had not presented any new evidence in their application to extend the detention period.

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