Andrew Tate’s brother Tristan has been denied bail and will remain in the same jail as the disgraced influencer, a judge has ruled.

Andrew, 36, and Tristan, 34, have been stuck in a Romanian prison since they were arrested amid a probe into rape allegations and human trafficking on December 29.

Andrew Tate was denied bail at a hearing yesterday and Tristan has now also lost his bid to be released from jail under house arrest.

Tate is still in custody arrest. Former police officer and alleged accomplice Luana Radu, 32, is also in custody arrest and is under investigation.

Judge Gabriela Risnoveanu, a Bucharest Court spokesperson, told The Sun Online: ‘Their requests have been rejected.

Andrew, 36, and his brother Tristan, 34, have been stuck in a Romanian prison since they were arrested amid a probe into rape allegations and human trafficking on December 29

Andrew, 36, and his brother Tristan, 34, have been stuck in a Romanian prison since they were arrested amid a probe into rape allegations and human trafficking on December 29

Police officers escort Andrew Tate handcuffed to his brother Tristan, right, from the Court of Appeal after they appealed the decision to extend their arrest by another 30 days term in Bucharest, Romania, on February 27, 2023

Police officers escort Andrew Tate handcuffed to his brother Tristan, right, from the Court of Appeal after they appealed the decision to extend their arrest by another 30 days term in Bucharest, Romania, on February 27, 2023

‘Tristan Tate had asked for the arrest to be replaced with judicial control on bail, while Luana Radu had asked for the arrest to be replaced with domicile arrest.

‘The decision can be appealed in 48 hours.’

A judge last month rejected Tate’s latest appeal against his arrests and ordered him to spend another 30 days in prison.

The brothers had already lost two previous appeals against prior 30-day extensions that kept them locked up while investigations continued.

They have been detained for more than 10 weeks amid allegations of human trafficking, rape and organised crime. 

After Radu’s bail hearing today, another alleged female accomplice of the Tate brothers, Georgiana Naghel, 28 – a model believed to have been dating Tate for almost a year – will attend a bail hearing tomorrow. 

They deny all allegations against them.

Tristan may not be as well known as his controversial older brother Andrew, but he was once a reality television star on Channel 4's Shipwrecked

Tristan may not be as well known as his controversial older brother Andrew, but he was once a reality television star on Channel 4’s Shipwrecked

Tristan is pictured with other cast members on the 2011 series of Shipwrecked

Tristan is pictured with other cast members on the 2011 series of Shipwrecked

Andrew Tate and Tristan Tate (file photo). Andrew Tate was denied bail at a hearing yesterday and Tristan has now also lost his bid to be released from jail under house arrest

Andrew Tate and Tristan Tate (file photo). Andrew Tate was denied bail at a hearing yesterday and Tristan has now also lost his bid to be released from jail under house arrest 

Luana Radu, 32, is a former police officer in Bucharest accused of helping Tate to coerce and control vulnerable women into making porn videos

Georgiana Naghel, 28, is an American citizen and model believed to have been dating Tate for almost a year

Former police officer Luana Radu (left) and Georgiana Naghel (right) are suspected of assisting the Tate brothers in the crimes they are under investigation for

A spokesperson for Tristan Tate said: ‘The court has decided to reject Tristan Tate’s request for bail.

‘Both brothers are disappointed in this outcome especially Tristan, who is very eager to meet his newborn daughter.

‘However, he will continue to stay with his brother whilst they support each other through this frustrating time.

‘His legal team will be appealing this decision within the 48-hour time frame.’

Andrew Tate said he was ‘disappointed’ by the decision yesterday.

A spokesperson for Tate told MailOnline: ‘Unfortunately, the Romanian judicial system denied Andrew Tate’s request for bail today. We are disappointed in this outcome as we had high hopes to see Andrew reunited with his family.

‘His legal team will be appealing this decision within the 48hr time frame.

‘The decision of the court can be seen below:

‘[The Court] Rejects the request to replace the measure of preventive arrest with the measure of judicial control on bail formulated by the defendant TEA as inadmissible in principle. With the right of appeal within 48 hours of communication.’

Naghel was born in Bucharest and raised in the Tuhari district. She is believed to have met Tate (pictured together) through friends soon after he moved to the country five years ago

Naghel was born in Bucharest and raised in the Tuhari district. She is believed to have met Tate (pictured together) through friends soon after he moved to the country five years ago 

Andrew Tate was yesterday denied bail by a Romanian judge who ruled he must remain behind bars on sex trafficking charges

Andrew Tate was yesterday denied bail by a Romanian judge who ruled he must remain behind bars on sex trafficking charges

Tate was arrested on December 29 with his brother Tristan on suspicion of human trafficking, rape and forming an organised crime group to exploit women

Tate was arrested on December 29 with his brother Tristan on suspicion of human trafficking, rape and forming an organised crime group to exploit women 

Tristan refers to himself as 'The Talisman' and boasts of his luxury lifestyle to his 2.3million followers on Instagram

Tristan refers to himself as ‘The Talisman’ and boasts of his luxury lifestyle to his 2.3million followers on Instagram

Pictured: Andrew Tate, his mother Eileen, Tristan and sister Janice in Luton, Bedfordshire

Pictured: Andrew Tate, his mother Eileen, Tristan and sister Janice in Luton, Bedfordshire

If the appeal from Tate’s legal team is also denied, he will remain behind bars until at least March 29.

Following the judge’s decision, Tate’s lawyer Eugen Vidineac said: ‘At first sight, the court’s decision is illegal because the inadmissibility principle concerns a question of the impossibility of the judicial act, a principle that cannot be applied in this case.’

In Romania, it is rare for defendants under preventative arrest for serious crimes to request posting bail. Requests to be placed under other judicial conditions such as house arrest or geographical restrictions are more common.

Last week, Tate denied that he has cancer after confirming last week that he has a ‘dark spot on his lung’.

The former professional kickboxer’s Twitter account said the scar on his lung ‘is from an old battle’ after the medical details were released last week.

‘I do not have cancer. My lungs contain precisely 0 smoking damage. In fact, I have an 8L lung capacity and the vital signs of an Olympic athlete,’ the update said.

‘There is nothing but a scar on my lung from an old battle. True warriors are scarred both inside and out,’ the post added.

The Bucharest court’s decision to upheld a 30-day detention for Andrew and Tristan Tate last month marked the third separate appeal the brothers have lost against decisions to extend their detention while investigations continue. 

Ramona Bolla, a spokesperson for Romania’s anti-organized crime agency DIICOT, said prosecutors also won an appeal against a court’s decision to place Radu and Naghel under house arrest, instead of in full detention.

Andrew Tate (file photo). Tate appeared at a bail hearing which he hoped would result in him being released from prison and placed under house arrest after nearly three months behind bars

Andrew Tate (file photo). Tate appeared at a bail hearing which he hoped would result in him being released from prison and placed under house arrest after nearly three months behind bars

Andrew Tate and his brother Tristan Tate arrive at The Court of Appeal in Bucharest, Romania, on February 27 alongside Radu and Naghel

Andrew Tate and his brother Tristan Tate arrive at The Court of Appeal in Bucharest, Romania, on February 27 alongside Radu and Naghel 

Police officers escort Andrew Tate, handcuffed to his brother Tristan, outside the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism where prosecutors examine electronic equipment confiscated during the investigation in their case, in Bucharest, Romania on January 26, 2023

Police officers escort Andrew Tate, handcuffed to his brother Tristan, outside the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism where prosecutors examine electronic equipment confiscated during the investigation in their case, in Bucharest, Romania on January 26, 2023

A document explaining an earlier decision to keep them in prison said the judge took into account the ‘particular dangerousness of the defendants’ and their capacity to identify victims ‘with an increased vulnerability, in search of better life opportunities’. 

Tate, a former Big Brother contestant who has lived in Romania since 2017, was previously banned from various social media platforms for expressing hate speech and misogynistic views. He has repeatedly claimed Romanian prosecutors have no evidence and alleged their case is a ‘political’ conspiracy designed to keep him quiet.

DIICOT said in a statement after the December arrests that it had identified six victims in the human trafficking case who were allegedly subjected to ‘acts of physical violence and mental coercion’ and sexually exploited by members of the alleged crime group.

The agency said victims were lured with pretenses of love and later intimidated, placed under surveillance and subjected to other control tactics while being coerced into engaging in pornographic acts for the financial gain of the crime group.

In January, Romanian authorities descended on a compound near Bucharest linked with the Tate brothers and towed away a fleet of luxury cars that included a Rolls-Royce, a Ferrari and a Porsche. They reported seizing assets worth an estimated $3.9 million.

Prosecutors have said that if they can prove the cars’ owners gained money through illicit activities such as human trafficking, the assets would be used to cover the expenses of the investigation and to compensate victims. Tate also unsuccessfully appealed the asset seizure.



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