Controversial Social media influencer, Andrew Tate has won his appeal in a Romanian court to be released from house arrest pending trial.
The Bucharest Court of Appeals said in a written ruling on Friday, August 4 that it “replaces the house arrest measure with that of judicial control for a period of 60 days from 4 August until 2 October.”
Tate was indicted in June along with his brother Tristan and two Romanian female suspects for human trafficking, rape and forming a criminal gang to sexually exploit women.
The Tate brothers are accused of tricking seven women into sexual exploitation on fake promises of a relationship or marriage – a technique authorities have labelled the “loverboy method”.
It is alleged that the Tate brothers, along with the two Romanian female suspects, formed the group in 2021 to commit human trafficking in Romania and other countries – including the US and UK.
The brothers were first arrested at a property in Bucharest in December 2022 and held in custody until March – when they were released under house arrest.
Tate, a former kickboxer has repeatedly claimed Romanian prosecutors have no evidence and alleged the case is a political conspiracy designed to silence him because of his anti-feminine and male empowering views and lectures.
Andrew Tate, who has been based mainly in Romania since 2017, is an online influencer who has amassed millions of followers, particularly among young men.