Male empowerment guru Andrew Tate and his brother were released from a Romanian jail on house arrest Friday after they were imprisoned on allegations of human sex trafficking late last year.
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An ‘ecstatic’ Andrew Tate thanked his supporters after he, his brother and two of his ‘angels’ were released on house arrest from a Romanian jail amid an ongoing investigation into alleged human trafficking, rape and crime gang offences.
Tate, 36, was arrested on December 29 in Bucharest along with Tristan and two Romanian women – Luana Radu, 32, and Georgina Naghel, 28 – on suspicion of several offences and forming an organised crime group to exploit victims.
Earlier this month, all four appeared at a bail hearing which Tate hoped would result in him being released from prison and placed under house arrest after nearly three months behind bars.
That bail application was rejected by a judge on Wednesday and all four appealed the decision. Today, the Court of Appeal in Bucharest ruled that the brothers and two alleged accomplices would be released from prison and be placed under house arrest.
The Mail reports a spokesperson for the Tate’s commented:
‘We are ecstatic to announce the Romanian judicial system approved Andrew’s and Tristan Tate’s appeal against last week’s extension decision. They will be placed under house arrest while the investigation continues.
‘We are appreciative of the judge and courts for allowing the brothers to return home. Both brothers are looking forward to being reunited with their families in Romania and want to extend their thanks to all the supporters who have stood by them during this time.
‘They will continue to fight to clear their name of these fabricated accusations; however, this is a big step in the right direction.’
Speaking to reporters as they left jail, Tristan Tate remarked, “I just want to say the judges today made the right decision. I respect what they’ve done for me and they will be vindicated in their decision because I am an innocent man and I can’t wait to prove it.”
The Tates’ release comes just one day after a character made in the likeness of Andrew Tate appeared in an episode of the animated comedy series South Park.