Social media personality Andrew Tate has lost a bid to end his detention in Romania and will remain in custody for another few weeks at least.
Tate was detained alongside his brother Tristan last month as part of an investigation into allegations of human trafficking and rape, which they deny.
Authorities suspect the pair, along with two Romanian nationals, of running “an organised crime group.”
Police will continue to hold the group for their 30-day period.
Yesterday, Tate was seen carrying a copy of the Quran as he walked into Bucharest Appeal Court handcuffed to his brother.
After the arrests on December 29, police said they had identified six people who were allegedly “sexually exploited” by what it called an “organised criminal group.”
Police alleged the victims were “recruited” by the British citizens, who they said misrepresented their intention to enter into a relationship with the victims – which they called “the loverboy method.”
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They were later forced to perform in pornographic content under threat of violence, a statement alleged.
The Tates’ lawyer, Eugen Vidineac, has said his clients rejected all the allegations.
Meanwhile, an admin on Tate’s account tweeted: “When Allah said ‘I test only those I love.’ I took the pain like it was an honour – Abu Hurayrah”
Two days ago Romanian news channel Antena 3 CNN reported that one of the Tate brothers was rushed to hospital after a “routine medical check.”
Tate’s account, which is followed by over 4.4million people and is his main social media outlet after being banned en masse from every other platform last year for “misogynist views,” posted a screenshot of a news story about his hospital visit with the caption: “The Matrix has attacked me. But they misunderstand, you cannot kill an idea. Hard to Kill.”
News reports didn’t specify which one of the Tate brothers was taken to hospital.
Days before his arrest last month, Tate found himself in a Twitter spat with climate activist Greta Thunberg when he bragged about the “massive emissions” from his Bugatti.
She responded by declaring that he had “small d*** energy” and should “get a life,” before mocking him for his arrest in a later post.