JAILED influencers Andrew Tate and his brother are controversial but have committed no crime, their new lawyer says.
The former kickboxer and Tristan Tate are being held in a Romanian jail as part of a rape and human trafficking probe.
2Tina Glandian took aim at the Romanian authorities over their treatment of the brothersCredit: Talk TV2Andrew and Tristan Tate were arrested in Bucharest on December 29Credit: GettyTina Glandian, defending the pair, said they should be presumed innocent until proven guilty as no charges have been made.
She told Piers Morgan’s Uncensored the brothers have been subject to “huge injustice” after their arrest on December 29.
Tina, who has defended the likes of Chris Brown and pop star Kesha, told TalkTV: “This is a huge injustice as we see it, they should not be detained at this point.
“They are controversial public figures, but that is not a crime.
“At this point we have not been provided any proof of their crimes, nor have they been charged.
“So I would ask that people presume them innocent as they are.”
Andrew, 36, and Tristan, 34, were arrested alongside two others in Bucharest on December 29.
As well as the human trafficking and rape probe, they were also held on suspicion of forming an organised crime group
The brothers have denied any claims made against them.
Piers went on to highlight an allegation made by a woman who claims Andrew Tate told her in a voice message: “I love raping you.”
Tina said allegations presented outside of a court of law must be questioned for validity.
The lawyer added: “You can’t take a text message out of context. You have to keep all of that in mind.”
Romanian prosecutors launched their investigation last March after one of the brothers allegedly raped a trafficked woman.
The brothers are accused of recruiting their victims by seducing them and falsely claiming to want a relationship.
The victims were then allegedly taken to properties outside Bucharest where it is claimed they were forced “through physical violence, mental intimidation and coercion” to make porn.
The prosecution has so far identified six alleged victims.
Two Romanian women in custody, Georgiana Naghel and Alexandra Luana Radu, are suspected of having acted as the brothers’ accomplices.
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