Andrew Tate tweeted today that the ‘war rages on’ after a Romanian court ruled the influencer and his brother must remain under house arrest for another 30 days on charges of sex trafficking.
The decision at the Bucharest tribunal comes a month after Tate, 36, was formally charged with forming a criminal gang for rape, human trafficking and the exploitation of women. Her brother Tristan and two Romanian women have been charged with human trafficking.
All four defendants, who were arrested on December 29 in Bucharest and denied the charges against them, will now remain under house arrest for another 30 days.
Shortly after today’s court ruling, Tate allegedly entered his fifth month locked in his home, vowing that the ‘war is on’.
Tate tweeted: ‘After 93 days locked in a Romanian dungeon, I am now entering my 5th month locked in my house. A judge decided this morning that my detention should continue. The war is on.’
Andrew Tate (left) and his brother Tristan appeared at a Bucharest courthouse in Romania yesterday (pictured). Today, the court sentenced them to remain under house arrest for another 30 days
Shortly after today’s court ruling, Tate complained that he was entering his fifth month locked in his home while ‘the war is on’.
The influencer, described as the ‘king of toxic masculinity’, appeared outside a Bucharest court yesterday to appeal against his extended house arrest.
Standing outside court on Monday, Tate told reporters that ‘the moral pressure of the universe is finally leaning toward justice.’
‘My brother and I are very resilient people. In the end, there will be justice,’ he said. ‘We feel that things are finally going to work out perfectly – and until then we are going to follow the judicial process.’
The Tate brothers will now appeal against Tuesday’s ruling, their spokesman told MailOnline. The Tates lost their last appeal on July 6 against an earlier extension of house arrest.
After three months of police detention in Bucharest, the Tate brothers won an appeal to be transferred to house arrest on March 31.
In June, Romania’s anti-organized crime agency, known as DIICOT, requested that the house arrest of the judges be extended after the agency investigated.
Tate, who has been accused of peddling conspiracy theories online and has amassed 7.2 million Twitter followers, has repeatedly claimed that prosecutors have no evidence against him and that there is a political conspiracy to silence him.
Ahead of the court’s decision on Tuesday, a post appeared on his Twitter account which read: ‘There are Matrix agents across the political spectrum. War is financed. Trump and I are self-funded. Basically everyone else is bought and paid for.’
DIICOT alleges that Tate, his brother Tristan and two Romanian women – Luana Radu and Georgiana Nagel – formed a criminal group in 2021 ‘to commit human trafficking’ in Romania, as well as in the US and Britain.
The case involved seven female victims, DIICOT said, who were lured to Romania under false pretenses of love, where the gang sexually exploited them and subjected them to physical abuse.
Standing outside the courthouse on Monday, Tate told reporters that ‘the moral pressure of the universe is finally leaning towards justice’.
Former police officers Luana Radu (left) and Georgiana Nagel (right) are suspected of assisting the Tate brothers in the crimes for which they are being investigated. The new charge against Tristan is believed to be related to an allegation in 2021 involving Tristan’s associate Nagel inflicting pain on another woman.
According to the agency, an accused is accused of raping a woman twice in March 2022. The women were controlled by ‘intimidation, constant surveillance’ and claimed they were in debt, prosecutors said.
Tet was earlier banned from various prominent social media platforms for posting hate speech and lewd comments, including that women should be ‘held accountable’ for sexual harassment.
When asked if a woman had accused him of cheating and came at him with a knife, Tate said: ‘It hit him, punched him in the face and grabbed him by the neck. Shut up.’
Leading domestic abuse charities have warned that such content is deeply offensive and has the potential to radicalise men and young boys to harm women.
Several women in Britain are also pursuing civil claims for compensation from Tate, alleging that they were victims of sexual violence.
British women seeking to bring claims against Tate say they have suffered personal injury and emotional harm after alleged violent sexual and physical abuse in the UK.
They are represented by law firm McCue Jury & Partners.
Last month, Tate appeared in a BBC interview where she blasted the broadcaster for attempting to ‘insult’ them.
In his first interview since his detention, Tate repeatedly brushed off BBC questions about allegations of rape, human trafficking and exploitation of women – and instead insisted on asking his own questions.
When asked about a testimony from a woman who accused Tate of rape and exploitation, the influencer asked his own question and responded by telling the BBC reporter: ‘You’re not the boss here because I let you into my house.’
In a combative interview last month, Tate repeatedly dismissed the BBC’s questions about allegations of rape, human trafficking and the exploitation of women – and instead insisted on asking her own questions.
After the interview, which broke down after Tate, 36, said she was doing the BBC a ‘favour’ by talking to the broadcaster, the self-confessed misogynist launched a scathing attack on the broadcaster.
He tweeted: ‘Mainstream media that defames me, begs me for interviews under the guise of balanced journalism. The Matrix is desperate.’
Tate claimed that while he was insulted, the BBC was not outraged in the same way when the broadcaster’s presenters Jimmy Savile and Rolf Harris were grooming and raping girls.
‘Where was the BBC’s outrage when Jimmy Savile and Rolf Harris were grooming and raping and molesting young girls for decades?’
Saville, who was one of Britain’s biggest television stars before his death in 2011, molested at least 72 children, some as young as eight, during a four-decade campaign of abuse. And Harris was jailed for 12 counts of indecent assault against four minor girls.
Asked about the allegations against him, Tate told the BBC in a heated interview: ‘I know the case intimately and you don’t. I have seen all the criminal files and evidence against me and you have not.
‘I know the truth of what happened and you don’t. And I tell you completely and utterly, I have never hurt anyone, the case against me is completely and utterly bogus and I will never be found guilty of anything.’
Tate then dismissed the testimony of individual women who had accused Dominion of rape and exploitation. A British woman, known only as Sophie to protect her identity, claimed Tate slapped and strangled her to death ‘during rough sex’.
Sophie told the BBC in February that Tate first charmed her and encouraged her to work for his webcam business before becoming controlling and coercive.
When asked about Sophie’s testimony, Tate claimed, without providing evidence, that she did not exist and continued to ask questions of the BBC reporter without answering her own.
‘I asked you a question and I let you into my house,’ Tate said, to which the BBC reporter replied: ‘I’m asking you a question. You get to decide the answer.’
When asked about Sophie’s testimony, Tate claimed, without providing evidence, that she did not exist and continued to ask the BBC reporter questions without answering her own.
Prosecutors said the Tate brothers recruited their victims by luring them and falsely claiming they wanted a relationship or marriage. Photo: Andrew Tate with his Bugatti
Romanian officials move sports cars seized from the Tate compound to an undisclosed storage location on January 14 from Voluntari in Ilfov, Romania.
But Tate hit back: ‘No we’re equal here. I let you into my house. You don’t come here with a position of authority. I speak to you, giving you relevance, advocating for you as legacy media.
‘And I’m telling you now, this Sophie, which the BBC invented, has no face. No one knows who he is. I know.’
Prosecutors said the Tate brothers recruited their victims by luring them and falsely claiming they wanted a relationship or marriage.
The victims were then taken to properties on the outskirts of the capital Bucharest and forced to create pornographic content for social media sites that generated large financial profits, prosecutors said.