Court Denies Tate Brothers a Visit to Their Sick Mother

Romanian officials turn down request by Andrew, Tristan Tate, accused of trafficking, for UK visit
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 22, 2023 8:19 AM CST
Updated Dec 22, 2023 12:29 PM CST
Tate Bros Plead for Emergency Release to Visit Sick Mother
Andrew Tate, left, and his brother, Tristan Tate, are seen inside the Court of Appeal building in Bucharest, Romania, on Friday.   (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
UPDATE Dec 22, 2023 12:29 PM CST

Andrew and Tristan Tate won't be leaving Romania anytime soon, even after they say their mother suffered a heart attack. The BBC reports that a court there has denied a request by the Tates, who've both been charged with rape and human trafficking, to let them travel to London to visit their sick mom. "Rejected," Andrew Tate, 37, wrote on X Friday morning. "The Romanian state decided she must be alone at Christmas, if she is alive." After the Court of Appeal's ruling in Bucharest, a spokesperson for Tate noted that the decision "has left us disheartened," per the AP. "Andrew and Tristan have maintained an impeccable record of adhering to all restrictions and have never violated any regulations, affirming their commitment to compliance and proving that they are not a flight risk." The brothers have denied all charges against them; a trial date has yet to be set.

Dec 22, 2023 8:19 AM CST

Earlier this month, a bid by Andrew Tate to have his assets returned to him failed. Now, the American-British influencer imprisoned in Romania on human trafficking and rape charges, among others, has put in another request. "My mother has had a heart attack and is in hospital," Tate wrote on X on Thursday, per Sky News. "I am going to court tomorrow to request an emergency visit to London." Tate's brother, Tristan Tate, who's being held on the same charges, also wants a temporary reprieve so he can travel to see his mom.

"It is our understanding that she will be undergoing emergency surgery," a spokesperson for the Tate brothers notes in a statement about their mother. "Her discharge from the hospital is contingent on the success of this critical procedure." The two men aren't allowed to leave Romania at the moment due to the charges against them, which they deny, but restrictions on them have been relaxed of late, leaving them free to travel throughout the country unimpeded.

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Originally, the two, who were arrested last December, weren't allowed to venture outside of the capital of Bucharest. If the Tates are looking for a way to decompress, two other brothers are offering a solution. Per the Mirror, YouTubers Jake and Logan Paul have said they'll arrange for a fight between themselves and the Tate brothers in a mixed martial arts ring, with a payday of $10 million for each man from an MMA promoter. (More Andrew Tate stories.)

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