The Washington Post
Digest Romanian court denies Andrew Tate’s request for bail:
A Romanian court denied social media personality Andrew Tate’s request to be released on bail from police custody pending a criminal investigation into alleged sex trafficking. Tate, his brother Tristan and two Romanian women have been in police detention since Dec. 29 as prosecutors investigate them for suspected human trafficking, rape and forming a criminal gang to sexually exploit women, accusations they have denied. The Bucharest court said Andrew Tate’s request for restricted release on bail was “inadmissible in principle.” His defense team said they will appeal the ruling. The court will rule on a similar request filed by Tristan Tate on March 15. Romanian courts have extended the detention of the Tate brothers, who have dual U.S. and British nationality, until March 29, and prosecutors are expected to ask for another extension when the term expires. Andrew Tate, who has been based mainly in Romania since 2017, is an online influencer and selfdescribed misogynist who has built up a following of millions of fans, particularly among young men drawn to his hyper-macho image.