Online influencer Andrew Tate detained in Romania, handed U.K. arrest warrant, his spokesperson says

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BUCHAREST, Romania — Online influencer Andrew Tate was detained successful Romania and handed an apprehension warrant issued by British authorities, his spokesperson said Tuesday.

Tate, 37, and his relative Tristan Tate were detained Monday evening connected allegations of intersexual aggression successful a U.K. lawsuit making love backmost to 2012-2015, spokesperson Mateea Petrescu said.

She said nan Bucharest Court of Appeal is group to make a “pivotal decision” Tuesday connected whether to execute nan warrants issued by U.K.’s Westminster Magistrates Court.

Tate is charged successful a abstracted lawsuit successful Romania pinch rape, quality trafficking and forming a criminal pack to sexually utilization women. He was arrested adjacent Bucharest successful December 2022 on pinch Tristan and 2 Romanian women. Romanian prosecutors formally indicted all 4 successful June past twelvemonth and they person denied nan allegations.

Andrew Tate, who has amassed 8.7 cardinal followers connected nan societal media level X, has many times claimed that Romanian prosecutors person nary grounds against him and that location is simply a governmental conspiracy to soundlessness him. He was antecedently banned from various salient societal media platforms for expressing misogynistic views and for dislike speech.

After their apprehension successful Romania, nan Tate brothers were held for 3 months successful constabulary detention earlier being moved to location arrest. They were later restricted to nan areas of Bucharest Municipality and adjacent Ilfov County.

In January, Tate won an entreaty challenging nan seizure of his assets by Romanian authorities, which were confiscated successful nan weeks aft he was arrested.

Romanian authorities had seized 15 luxury cars, 14 designer watches and rate successful respective currencies worthy an estimated 3.6 cardinal euros ($3.9 million).

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