Andrew Tate and his brother Tristan have been released from prison in Romania after a successful appeal against their detention.
The kickboxing brothers were arrested at the end of December last year, and have been kept behind bars in Bucharest ever since despite multiple appeals. The controversial influencers failed to overturn a decision to deny them bail earlier this week but were today successful in appealing last week’s decision to extend their incarceration by another 30 days.
“They will be placed under house arrest while the investigation continues. We are appreciative of the judge and courts for allowing the brothers to return home. Both brothers are looking forward to being reunited with their families in Romania and want to extend their thanks to all the supporters who have stood by them during this time.
“They will continue to fight to clear their name of these fabricated accusations; however, this is a big step in the right direction.”
Tate’s communications director, Mateea Petrescu, said to Sky News from outside the prison: “I believe the judges in the appal court today were thorough and took the time to understand that they are not a flight risk and they are not a danger to public safety, therefore they have decided to release them under house arrest.
“This is just a small step, they are still under investigation but they will not be in jail anymore, they will be at home.” Petrescu revealed the Tate’s were inside with their lawyer going through “due diligence” and said more details about the conditions of their release terms would be made public in due course.
Asked how the brothers were doing, Petrescu replied: “I believe they are absolutely ecstatic. They have their spirit, they’re really thrilled, I don’t think there’s anything else on their mind right now other than just coming home and to have a home-cooked meal and to be normal again. They are in good shape. They have kept optimism throughout.”