Trouble for the famous kickboxer and internet celebrity Andrew Tate and his brother seems to be mounting as their bail appeal gets rejected.
Andrew Tate, who is currently in the custody of Romanian Police, has lost his bid to be released from custody. For those who don’t know, Andrew Tate is a former kickboxer and internet celebrity from the United Kingdom. He rose to fame in early 2010 and since has amassed a huge fan following on all major social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, etc. Tate is known for his brash personality and has been involved in several high-profile feuds, which have often landed him in hot water.
On December 29, 2022, reports surfaced that the Romanian DIICOT (Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism) raided the home of Andrew Tate and arrested him along with his brother on suspicion of human trafficking and rape. Romanian authorities also took into custody two women, Luana Radu and Georgiana Naghel. Luana Radu is reported to be a former police official, while Naghel is said to be Tate’s current girlfriend.
Both brothers have now been in Romanian police custody for over two days, and their most recent appeal against prolonged detention has been rejected by the court. Tate’s lawyer reportedly tried to convince the judges to grant bail on two key points – the first one being that both brothers have young children who they need to take care of, and the second being Tate’s illness. A few days ago, TikTok sensation Tate was reportedly shifted to the hospital after developing lung nodules, which could be cancerous.
Despite the hearing continuing for more than five hours, Tate’s lawyer was unsuccessful in convincing the judge, which means that the brothers will have to remain in custody for the full 30 days to which they were remanded. Romanian authorities have seized many of Tate’s expensive assets, which include his car collection that has premium models such as Rolls Royce, Ferrari, Porsche, and more. In addition, many of Tate’s buildings have also been seized by the authorities and the total worth of all property seized is estimated to be over $10 million.
This is bad news for both Andrew Tate and his fans as prosecutors can now request up to180 days of detention. According to Tate’s lawyer, the Romanian authorities lack any evidence of rape or human trafficking, while DIICOT has asserted that they have already discovered six victims. Based on the news data available, it is safe to assume that the difficulties faced by Andrew Tate, who is already banned from several social media platforms seem to be mounting.