Appeal filed against Andrew Tate's extended detention -lawyer

STORY: A Romanian court agreed late on Friday to extend the detention of Andrew Tate by 30 days, after the divisive internet personality was arrested on suspicion of human trafficking, rape and forming an organized crime group.

The former professional kickboxer and his brother Tristan were detained on Thursday for an initial 24 hours alongside two Romanian suspects, prosecutors from the anti-organized crime unit said after raiding their properties in Bucharest.

Prosecutors had then petitioned the court to extend their detention.

Commenting on the court decision, Tate's lawyer Eugen Constantin Vidineac told reporters: "From our perspective, there are no grounds... for taking this most drastic preventive measure, but it is the judge's prerogative."

Prosecutors said the Tate brothers had been under criminal investigation since April.