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Andrew Tate allowed to leave Romania despite rape and human trafficking case


Mandatory Credit: Photo by Lucian Alecu/Shutterstock (14571892e) Andrew Tate (L) and his brother Tristan Tate (C) leave the Bucharest Court for a snack break. Andrew and Tristan Tate, Bucharest Court, Bucharest, Romania - 04 Jul 2024

Andrew Tate (R) and his brother Tristan leaving court on Thursday (Picture: Lucian Alecu/Shutterstock)

Andrew Tate and his brother Tristan are free to leave Romania, despite several serious charges against them, a court has ruled.

Social media influencer Tate, known for his misogynistic views, posted a video announcing the news this afternoon, declaring: ‘I AM FREE…THE SHAM CASE IS FALLING APART.’

The brothers must however remain within the European Union as they await trial on charges of human trafficking, rape and forming a criminal gang to sexually exploit women, the Bucharest tribunal has ruled.

Romanian prosecutors formally indicted British-American citizen Tate in June along with his brother, Tristan, and two Romanian women in the same case.

All four were arrested near Romania’s capital, Bucharest, in December and insist they are innocent of allegations.

A spokesperson for the brothers said: ‘The Romanian courts have ruled in favour of Andrew and Tristan Tate, lifting restrictions on their travel within the European Union.

‘This represents a significant victory and a major step forward in the ongoing case.’

The brothers will now be allowed to leave Romania (Picture: Lucian Alecu/Shutterstock)

They went on to say that the decision ‘is a strong affirmation of our clients’ fundamental right to free movement, a cornerstone principle of the European Union. 

‘It reflects the significant progress the legal team have made in challenging the allegations brought against them.’

Andrew and Tristan’s lawyer, Eugene Vidineac, added: ‘We embrace and applaud the decision of the court today, I consider it a reflection of the exemplary behaviour and assistance of my clients.

‘Andrew and Tristan are still determined to clear their name and reputation; however, they are grateful to the courts for placing this trust in them.

‘For the brothers, who have faced limitations on their movement for nearly two years, this ruling is a welcome relief. 

‘It allows them to resume their lives with greater freedom and peace of mind. They are now able to travel freely throughout the EU to pursue professional opportunities without restriction.’

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