Andrew Tate Released from Detention After Three Months in Police Custody
Rape, Human Trafficking and Organised Crime Charges
Andrew Tate, a popular media personality, has been released from detention after spending three months in police custody. He was arrested alongside his brother on December 29, 2022, by Romanian police on allegations of rape, human trafficking, and involvement in organised crime.
Two Alleged Accomplices Arrested
In addition to the Tate brothers, two other women alleged to be accomplices, Georgiana Naghel and Luana Radu, were also arrested in the operation.
Twitter Spat with Greta Thunberg
Tate’s arrest came days after a Twitter spat with climate change activist, Greta Thunberg. During the argument, Tate posted a video where he posed alongside a pizza box, which hinted Romanian authorities about his location.
Court of Appeal Ruling
After several applications for bail were declined by the court, Tate’s lawyers appealed the decision. On Friday, a Court of Appeal seated in Bucharest ruled that the Tate brothers and their two alleged accomplices should be released from prison, and thereafter be placed under house arrest.
Detention in Homes with No Exit Permitted
The four are to be detained in their homes, and cannot exit the building except they are granted permission by the court.