Judge refuses to let Andrew Tate out on bail, leaving him in a Romanian jail as his online presence dwindles

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  • Influencer Andrew Tate has had a request for bail rejected by a Romanian judge, per the BBC.

  • In December, Tate was detained in conjunction with a human trafficking investigation.

  • His detention has been extended several times. He'll be in jail until at least the end of March.

Misogynist influencer Andrew Tate's request for bail was rejected by a Romanian judge, according to a new report from BBC.

On Tuesday, Tate's request for bail was denied by a judge, who cited the potential flight risk Tate posed, and concerns about witness tampering, per the BBC. Tate, his brother Tristan, and their two alleged associates will remain in jail through March as a human trafficking investigation into the pair and two others trudges on.

Tate's detention has been extended multiple times, and in February, a judge ruled that the influencer would remain in custody until at least the end of March.

No charges have been filed yet by Romanian prosecutors, and the four individuals have denied any wrongdoing.

Tate's representative did not immediately return Insider's request for comment.

Tate, his brother, and the two Romanian women were arrested in December on charges related to a Romanian human trafficking and rape investigation into the four. They are accused of exploiting women in the country to produce pornography and are also facing a separate rape accusation.

Since his imprisonment, Tate has sent a cease and desist letter to an accuser, threatening to sue her for $300 million, and has claimed to have updated his will to set up a $100 million charity for men falsely accused of crimes.

In late February, Reuters reported that leaked tapes revealed Tate organized calls to right-wing Romanian politicians to lobby for his release, and discredit accusers.

Andrew Tate has monetized his views through his paid video subscription program "Hustler University," where he has amassed millions of dollars and a legion of largely male followers, according to Buzzfeed News.

In August 2022, Tate was de-platformed from Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Tiktok, and he had been banned from Twitter in 2017 for violating terms of use around tweets saying women bear responsibility for sexual assault.

Tate was allowed to return to Twitter by Elon Musk in January 2023, where he feuded with climate activist Greta Thunberg briefly before his arrest.

Though young male users on social media helped fuel Tate's social media stardom in 2022, his influence has dipped since being de-platformed by social media apps, and after being jailed in December 2022, according to New York Magazine.

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