Andrew Tate and his brother’s police custody extended
A Romanian court has prolonged the imprisonment of influential figures Andrew Tate and his brother Tristan until February 27.
Tate, 36, a British-American with 4.7 million Twitter followers, was arrested on December 29 in Bucharest, the capital of Romania, on suspicion of belonging to a crime syndicate, human trafficking, and rape.
In connection with the same case, authorities have also arrested his brother Tristan and two ladies from Romania.
A court decided on Friday that they must remain in jail for another 30 days while the prosecution prepares its case.
According to Ramona Bolla, a spokesperson for Romania’s anti-organized crime and terrorist directorate, “the court has accepted the extension of the imprisonment of the two Tate brothers until February 27 at the request of the prosecution.”
The court will likely provide a written statement explaining the extension’s rationale at a later date.
All four individuals had appealed the judge’s December 30 order to prolong their custody from 24 hours to 30 days, but the Bucharest court decided against them.
In 2016, Tate gained widespread attention after being booted from the Big Brother reality programme due to a video that purported to show him striking a lady with a belt.
The ex-kickboxer claims women share responsibility for sexual assault and are men’s property. He openly admits to being hostile toward women.
He said on a podcast from the previous year that he first began generating money while residing in London by persuading girlfriends to participate in video chats for a cut of the revenue.