Andrew Tate, the controversial former kickboxer turned social media influencer, and his brother Tristan will be moved out of jail and placed under house arrest in Romania, amid an ongoing criminal probe into allegations of organized crime, human trafficking and rape.
Romanian police alleged last year that the brothers and others had formed an organized criminal group that stretched from Romania to Britain and the United States for the purpose of human trafficking
Authorities alleged that some victims were misled “into believing that they intended to enter into a marriage/cohabitation relationship” while being transported into Romania and were later sexually exploited with physical violence and coercion
The self-proclaimed misogynist, 36, and his sibling Tristan were released from a detention facility in Bucharest just before midnight local time.
Leaving the facility, Tristan Tate told reporters that “the judges today made the right decision”.
“I respect what they’ve done for me and they will be vindicated in their decision, because I’m an innocent man and I can’t wait to prove it,”
Tristan Tate said.
Andrew Tate took to Twitter after his release posting a smiling face emoji and a link to sign up to his website, saying: “Email regarding my release will be sent in 24 hours.”
The influencer also posted a video of himself walking around a room while smoking, with the caption suggesting he found “absolute clarity of mind” in prison.
The brothers then pushed through the crowds to a car with darkened windows and drove off while supporters chanted “Top-G, Top-G”, a name many of Andrew Tate’s fans refer to him as.
The pair, along with two Romanian women Naghel Georgiana Manuela and Radu Alexandra Luana, are being investigated by prosecutors in the capital Bucharest.
Georgiana Manuela has been widely reported to be Andrew Tate’s girlfriend.