Andrew Tate is out of prison, and he wanted to let it be known in his own way

INTERNATIONAL – The video has already been viewed almost 6 million times. Controversial influencer Andrew Tate celebrated his house arrest in a video posted to his Twitter account. The Bucharest Court of Appeal ordered on March 31 that the former kickboxing champion and his brother Tristan, arrested at the end of December in Romania in a pimping case, be “ released immediately” And “ under house arrest”.

“Since last year, I have been in 24-hour confinement. No time for walks”, claimed Andrew Tate in his tweet, as you can see in the video at the top of the article. He says he only surveyed his cell from “ 3 square meters “, before adding in laconic terms: ” Absolute clarity of mind. Real thoughts. Real projects. Sharp pain. »

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The detention of the two men, who claim their innocence, had been extended several times and for the last time on March 22, despite numerous appeals.

Masculinist and misogynistic influencer

Andrew Tate, 36, and Tristan, 34, are suspected of cheating “several victims including minors” for purposes “sexual exploitation” in particular for the production of pornographic films, according to the prosecution in charge of the fight against organized crime (DIICOT).

Accompanied by one of their Romanian lawyers, they left the police premises around midnight, where they had been held for three months. According to an AFP journalist, around twenty curious people and fans of the masculinist influencer had gathered to welcome him.

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They have “the ban on contacting people involved in the case,” said their lawyer Eugen Vidineac, according to whom “being on the run is not a life that the Tate brothers want to have. They are just tired and want to rest”he said.

With them came out of detention two Romanian women, also under house arrest – a former police officer and the girlfriend of Andrew Tate. They had been arrested alongside them on December 29 during a vast operation carried out after several months of investigation.

Tate is a former kickboxing world champion. He first rose to prominence by appearing on the reality show Big Brother in the UK in 2016. But he was quickly eliminated after a video emerged showing him hitting a woman. He then took to social media and has millions of followers online. He promotes masculinist theses there, fascinating teenagers in the Anglo-Saxon world and beyond with his luxury cars. His name is one of the most searched on Google.

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In particular, he was banned from Twitter for saying that women should “ take responsibility” to be sexually assaulted. His Twitter account, now followed by 5.5 million subscribers, was restored when billionaire Elon Musk bought the social network.

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Written by Emilie Grenaud

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