Andrew Tate will remain behind bars after a Romanian court denied his latest appeal. Authorities in Romania detained the controversial influencer, his brother, and two women in late December on suspicion of human trafficking and organized crime. The Romanian court denied his several release attempts. However, they didn't file charges against him yet. The court extended his detainment, once again, last month and it appears that they won't allow him to make bail, either.
According to Sky News, Andrew Tate lost another appeal in his release. A Romanian judge ruled that the former kickboxing world champ will remain behind bars for another 30 days at least. Tate appeared in court today to try to appeal the extension. His spokesperson said that Tate hoped "reunited with his family." "His legal team will be appealing this decision within the 48hr time frame," the rep continued. With the rejection of his appeal, Tate will now be held in a Romanian prison until March 29th.
Andrew Tate's Arrest
When Tate and his brother were initially arrested on Dec. 29th, officials said that they would be held in custody for 24 hours. However, the court extended his detainment by 30 days. Then in January, they extended it for another 30 days and did the same in February. Court documents explained they kept them in custody because "the possibility of them evading investigations cannot be ignored." They feared that he could be a flight risk, writing Tate could "leave Romania and settle in countries that do not allow extradition."
Tate and his brother have insisted that they're innocent of any of the accusations they face, claiming the Romanian government doesn't have a shred of evidence against them. However, it's quite rare for suspects under preventative arrests to request bail, though there are many instances where a judge grants requests to be placed on house arrest or geographically restricted.
Tate's Health Scare
Earlier this month, reports emerged claiming that Tate was battling lung cancer. Alleged medical documents surfaced online alleging that his doctors wanted him to undergo immediate surgery and that his incarceration presented an immediate threat to his well-being. However, Tate later addressed the claims on Twitter, writing, "I do not have cancer. My lungs contain precisely 0 smoking damage. In fact, I have an 8L lung capacity and the vital signs of an Olympic athlete. There is nothing but a scar on my lung from an old battle. True warriors are scarred both inside and out."