BUCHAREST: A Romanian court on Friday (March 31) ordered the transfer of controversial influencer Andrew Tate and his brother from prison to house arrest while they are investigated over allegations human trafficking and rape.
Tate, a former British-American kickboxer with millions of followers online, along with his brother and two Romanian women, are being investigated for allegedly “founding an organized crime group, human trafficking and rape. “.
Tate, 36, and brother Tristan, 34, were arrested at the end of December and have been held in pre-trial detention since, which was renewed last week.
However, an appeals court “rejected the prosecution’s proposal to extend the pre-trial detention period” and ordered “house arrest” for the couple, according to a court ruling. the court that the AFP is viewing.
The two brothers – who deny all charges against them – are expected to be released late on Friday.
Media gathered at the entrance to the prison where they were being held.
There, one of their attorneys, Eugen Vidineac, said he was not informed of the details of the court’s decision.
The brothers have repeatedly said that there is no evidence against them, while their lawyers argue that they are not in danger of absconding and should be released.