The Bucharest Court of Appeal had denied them bail earlier, but this decision was overturned.
Now, court documents obtained by The Sun Online have revealed the real reason for the Tates’ release.
The judges at the Court of Appeal claimed that the brothers posed no risk to society and would ensure a “fair investigation,” despite prosecutors’ arguments that they were a danger to their alleged victims.
The court documents reveal the reasoning behind this decision.
Judges’ Decision to Release the Tates
According to the court documents translated from Romanian, the judges believed that the Tates were highly educated, lacked a criminal record, and were “socially integrated.”
They also noted a “pre-existing medical condition” as one of the reasons for their release, as Andrew had sought treatment for a lung lesion.
Moreover, the judges noted that the length of time spent in jail had been a “fair warning” for the defendants and made them understand their judicial situation and the consequences of their actions.
They also claimed that releasing the Tates reduced the risk of pressure on witnesses and the alteration of evidence.
Prosecutors’ Arguments Against the Tates
Prosecutors from Romania’s DIICOT (organized crime busters) had warned that the Tates should not be released, claiming they could “take advantage of the vulnerability of their victims.”
The cops argued that the Tates could exercise “permanent psychical control” over the victims, including through violence, in order to make them obey as slaves.
They also argued that the Tates should not be allowed to return to their plush compound, claiming their investments were built on ill-gotten gains.
Romanian authorities have seized much of the Tates’ luxurious goods, most notably their extensive car collection.
Nevertheless, the court ruled that house arrest was sufficient to ensure a “fair investigation and preventing other crimes.”
The Tate Brothers’ Allegations and Influencer Status
The Tates allegedly recruited women on social media platforms under the pretence of striking up a relationship with them, something they called the “loverboy” method, before forcing them into their webcam business.
Andrew Tate is a misogynistic influencer who has built up a hyper-macho image that appeals to teenage boys. His online empire has made him one of the most searched people on Google, masquerading as lifestyle advice but is considered highly sexist and seen as promoting violence against women.
Future of the Investigation
The Tates and their two “angel” enforcers, Georgiana Naghel and Luana Radu, are still under investigation. Police sources insist they still have a case against the Tates, and the investigation is expected to be complete by July.
The Tates face charges and will be on trial in the autumn, with prosecutors claiming they have “thousands of documents and pieces of evidence.”