UPDATE: Andrew Tate loses second appeal after claiming ‘they are trying to make me mentally ill’

Controversial social media star Andrew Tate grants "full access" for upcoming documentary. Image: Channel 4/Official

17:37 (February 1)  – Andrew Tate has lost a second appeal against his detention on sex trafficking charges.

Tate, who will now remain in custody until February 27, shouted “there is no evidence” and “I´m innocent” as he was led away from the court. His brother Tristan and their alleged accomplices also lost their appeals today.

Andrew Tate today lost his appeal against a decision to keep him in jail for 30 days on sex trafficking charges, meaning he will remain in custody until February 27.

Ramona Bolla, a spokesperson for Romania’s anti-organised crime agency DIICOT, said that the four will remain in custody following their failed appeals.

Tate told the court that authorities he is “being held in custody to make me mentally ill” claiming that detention was a ploy to make him succumb to the accusations.

Leaving the court he shouted: “You will find out the truth of this case soon

“Ask them for evidence and they will give you none because it doesn’t exist.”

The first appeal failed last month after the judge extended their detention due to the “particular dangerousness of the defendants” and their capacity to identify victims “with an increased vulnerability, in search of better life opportunities.”

In Romania prosecutor can ask for authority to detain a suspect for up to 180 days.


13:14 (February 1) – CONTROVERSIAL social media star Andrew Tate has granted Channel 4 “full access […] if he gets out of jail in the coming weeks” ahead of a new documentary exploring his “rapid rise.”

Channel 4 has commissioned a documentary that will explore the rapid rise of controversial social media star Andrew Tate, the TV company has announced.

The 36-year-old American-born ex-kickboxer and porn entrepreneur Andrew Tate “achieved global superstar status on social media by lacing self-help techniques and get-rich-quick schemes with toxic misogyny,” it said.

“He gained millions of followers -largely young men- on TikTok and Twitter, and as his fame sky-rocketed he was banned by most platforms. At the end of last year Tate -who has never hidden the fact that he has made a fortune managing webcam porn models- was arrested by Romanian police on suspicion of rape, organised crime and human trafficking.”

It added: “With full access to Tate, Amos Pictures will document the build-up and aftermath of his arrest and seek to unravel the many allegations that have been made.

“Gathering extensive footage of Tate made over the last decade -much of it never seen before- and seeking out figures from his personal life who can shed light on his journey, the film will ask how it is Tate became so famous so fast.”

The TV company announced that the documentary would be directed by Maggie Gaudin and will have Leaving Neverland’s Dan Reed as the project’s executive producer.

According to the channel, the film will “meet some of his legions of Tate supporters to ask why his message of self-actualisation through wealth and control over women speaks powerfully to so many, while also hearing from parents and educators who are terrified of Tate’s influence on the teenage boys in their care.”

About the project, Dan Reed said: “How Andrew Tate became the most viral influencer on the planet, and what forces and experiences shaped Tate the man (as opposed to the controversy-seeking media icon) is what we’re trying to find out.

“This sits at the sweet spot between a tabloid subject and an in-depth, highly-wrought documentary where Amos Pictures is at its strongest in its partnership with Channel 4 – think The Paedophile Hunter (2014) and Leaving Neverland (2019).”

He added: “Tate has given us full access and we’re looking forward to carrying on filming if he gets out of jail in the coming weeks.”

Channel 4’s Commissioning Editor, Anna Miralis, said: “As we await the outcome of the Romanian investigation there are so many questions that surround Andrew Tate, not least how he amassed infamy and fortune in a relatively short period of time, and why it is his anti-feminist agenda resonates so powerfully with his followers.

“With incredible access, Dan Reed and Maggie Gaudin are poised to unpick this fascinating and fast-evolving story.”

On Wednesday, February 1, a video emerged of yelling “You know I’m innocent” as he arrives at a Romanian court with his brother and two female ‘accomplices’ to appeal their detention over alleged sex trafficking.

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