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Andrew Tate has lost his appeal against the extension of his detention, the Independent reports, quoted by "Darick".

The influencer and former professional kickboxer has been detained in Romania on suspicion of organized crime and human trafficking since late December, along with his brother Tristan and two other suspects.

All four, who were initially detained in Bucharest in late December, had hoped to overturn a judge's Jan. 20 decision to extend their detention for a second time by 30 days at the request of prosecutors.

They previously lost their appeal of the previous extension.

Romanian authorities are looking for further evidence in the case of Andrew Tate

Andrew Tate, a British-American citizen who has nearly five million Twitter followers, arrived at the Court of Appeal in Bucharest on Wednesday morning with his brother Tristan.

With this decision, the suspects will be detained until February 27, while prosecutors continue to investigate the case.

Last week, prosecutors said the Tate brothers recruited their victims by seducing them and falsely claiming they wanted a relationship or marriage.

The victims were taken to properties on the outskirts of the capital Bucharest and, through physical violence and mental harassment, were sexually exploited, forced to create pornographic content for social media sites that generated a large financial gain, authorities said.

Tate gained notoriety for his misogynistic remarks, which saw him banned from all major social media platforms, although his Twitter account was reinstated in November after Elon Musk acquired the company.

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