Controversial social media influencer Andrew Tate’s legal battle continues unabated.
On Thursday, 6 July 2023, Tate, who faces charges of rape, human trafficking, and forming an organised crime syndicate to sexually exploit women, saw his appeal against a court’s decision to keep him under house arrest dismissed.
The Bucharest Court of Appeal rejected Tate’s appeal, which contested the court’s June ruling to extend his house arrest for an additional 30 days pending the ongoing criminal case.
Newcastillian News reported in June 2023 that Andrew Tate, alongside his brother Tristan and two female associates, were charged by Romanian officials after serious allegations were brought against them.
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While both Andrew and Tristan maintain their innocence, the denial of their appeal does not necessarily indicate a significant setback for them. The disagreement between two judges regarding the lifting of their house arrest, which would have granted them unrestricted movement in Romania, prompted the involvement of a third judge to preside over the decision.
Despite the unsuccessful appeal, the spokesperson for the Tate brothers, Mateea Petrescu, regarded this as a positive step forward.
Petrescu noted that, for the first time since their arrest, a judge had ruled in their favour, suggesting that they should be allowed to move freely without any restrictions in Romania.
Petrescu also expressed the brothers’ optimistic outlook and their trust in the Romanian judicial system, acknowledging the impact on their reputation.
Following the court’s ruling, Andrew Tate took to Twitter, where he has amassed 7 million followers, and expressed his bewilderment. He stated, “Very strange that one judge can think the file is garbage and should be dismissed. And another can believe your liberty should remain permanently deprived. Based on the same file? I’ll let you speculate.”
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