Bucharest, Feb 1 (EFE).- Controversial online influencer Andrew Tate, who remains detained in Romania over sexual assault and human trafficking allegations, has hired the lawyer who defended boxing icon and convicted rapist Mike Tyson to represent him in court, his spokesperson announced Wednesday.
“Tina Glandian has joined the team,” Tate’s spokesperson told Romanian news channel Antena 3, in reference to the former lawyer of Tyson, as well as other celebrities such as singer Chris Brown.
Glandian was pictured upon her arrival at the Bucharest court that is set to decide later whether Tate and his brother Tristan will be kept in pre-trial detention or released.
When asked if she was in Romania to be part of Tate’s defending team, Glandian answered: “Yes.”
The Tate brothers were arrested on December 30 on suspicion of rape, human trafficking and forming an organized crime group with the aim of sexually exploiting women.
Tate, a former world champion kickboxer, and his brother have been accused of deceiving or coercing at least six women into performing paid pornography online.
Both deny the allegations.
Tate, 36, has millions of followers online and became famous for promoting misogynistic content, and despite being held in prison, he continues to post on his Twitter account.EFE