Andrew Tate and his brother are released from Romanian prison

Andrew Tate, de divisive internet personality who spent months in a Romanian prison on suspicion of organized crime and human trafficking has won an appeal to replace his detention with house arrest, an official said Friday.

Bucharest’s Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Tate’s appeal, which last week challenged a judge’s decision to extend his detention for a fourth time by 30 days, said Ramona Bolla, a spokesman for the Romanian anti-organized crime organization Diicot. .

Tate, 36, a British-American citizen with 5.4 million Twitter followers, was initially detained in the Romanian capital Bucharest at the end of December, along with his brother Tristan and two Romanian women.

All four won an appeal on Friday and will remain under house arrest until April 29, Ms Bolla said.

None of the four has yet been formally charged.

Tate, a professional kickboxer who has lived in Romania since 2017, was previously banned from various social media platforms for expressing misogynistic views and hate speech.