Andrew Tate has been charged in connection with an ongoing investigation against him in Romania.
BBC News reported on Tuesday (20 June) that the controversial influencer has been accused of rape, trafficking and forming an organized crime group to sexually exploit women.
According to Sky News, his brother Tristan Tate has also been charged.
The brothers were under house arrest along with two Romanian suspects while the investigation was ongoing.
In the latest development, Romanian prosecutors have agreed to bring all four suspects to trial. This means the Tate brothers and two female suspects will be tried by Romanian authorities.
The decision is part of an ongoing investigation into serious abuse allegations against seven women. All four suspects have vehemently denied the charges.
The four were initially detained from December 29 to March 31 last year and have since been placed under house arrest by a court in Bucharest.
Andrew Tate, 36, has been charged with raping one of the victims, and Tristan has been charged with inciting the violence.
But the upcoming trial won’t start anytime soon. According to Romanian law, the case is first submitted to the courtroom antechamber.
The judge will review the case file for 60 days to ensure all legal proceedings were properly followed.
The Tate brothers, who are citizens of both the United States and the United Kingdom, have a large following of millions online.
This makes them one of the most prominent people ever tried for human trafficking in Romania. Prosecutors allege that the brothers seduced the victims under false pretenses and promised dating and marriage.
This story is still developing and RetCasm will continue to provide updates as more details emerge.