A new development in the case of Andrew Tate and his brother over allegations of rape and human trafficking

New York, USA (CNN) — Controversial internet star Andrew Tate and his brother Tristan will remain in Romanian police custody until February 27 after a Romanian court Friday extended their detention, Tate’s lawyers told CNN affiliate Antena 3.

The Tate brothers are being investigated over allegations of human trafficking and rape.

The authorities in Romania said that the police issued search warrants in 5 homes and detained four suspects – two Britons and two Romanians – as part of the investigation, before announcing, last Thursday, that seven more properties had been searched as part of the investigation, bringing the total number of properties investigated to 12.

Romania’s Directorate for Investigation of Organized Crime and Terrorism, or DIICOT, initially said the four suspects were held for 24 hours, before a court in the capital Bucharest accepted DIICOT’s request to hold Tate and his brother Tristan for another 30 days, their lawyer Eugen said. Vedenik on December 30, and this request was extended again until February 27.

DIICOT alleged that the four suspects formed an organized criminal group that stretched from Romania to Britain to the United States, with the purpose of committing the crime of human trafficking.

The authorities allege that two suspects misled the victims “into believing that they intended to enter into a marriage/cohabitation relationship” during the transfer of the victims to Romania and later exploited them sexually through physical violence and coercion.

Andrew Tate, a former professional kickboxer who is known for his diatribes online about male dominance, female subjugation, wealth, and openly advocating violence against women, was previously banned from every major social media platform until Elon Musk reinstated his Twitter account. After taking over the company.

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