According to the Romanian judge presiding over the case of Andrew Tate, he will remain behind bars on charges of sex trafficking and will not be eligible for bail at this point.
The 36-year-old was arrested on December 29 with his brother Tristan on suspicion of human trafficking, rape, and being part of a criminal organization that exploited women for money.
He lost his appeal against a court ruling that extended his arrest a third time, this time for 30 days, on February 21. Having spent nearly three months behind bars, Tate appeared today for a bail hearing that he hoped would lead to his release from prison and placed under house arrest.
The judge, however, did not grant his request this afternoon, and therefore, his appeal was denied. After receiving the decision, the influencer expressed that he was ‘disappointed’ by it since he had ‘high hopes’ of being reunited with his family. The social media personality then stated that his lawyers would appeal the ruling.
A raid on Tate’s Bucharest property was carried out by a unit charged with investigating criminal enterprise after an investigation into the case began. Since April of last year, he and his brother have been the subject of a criminal investigation.