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Court upholds arrest of Andrew Tate

Andrew Tate (seen left, holding a book) and his brother Tristan (right of Andrew) lost their appeal against the decision to extend their pre-trial detention from 24 hours to 30 days. | Image: DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP via Getty Images

A court in Bucharest, Romania upheld the 30-day arrest of controversial influencer Andrew Tate on Tuesday, rejecting his appeal against a judge’s earlier decision to extend his arrest from 24 hours to 30 days. Tate, 36, a dual British-US citizen, was arrested on December 29th along with his brother Tristan (34) on charges of organized crime, human trafficking, and rape. Two Romanian women were also taken into custody.

In a court document obtained by ABC News, the judge said “the possibility of them evading investigations cannot be ignored,” and that they could “leave Romania and settle in countries that do not allow extradition.”

“I am very disappointed. The measure seems excessive to me,” said Eugen Vidineac, the Tate brother’s lawyer,…

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