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.

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