A Romanian court has ordered the release from house arrest of the self-proclaimed misogynist Andrew Tate, who is awaiting trial on charges of human trafficking.

The court has placed Tate, a social media personality known for expressing misogynistic views, under judicial control, a less restrictive measure.

The Bucharest court of appeals said in a written ruling that it “replaces the house arrest measure with that of judicial control for a period of 60 days from August 4 until October 2”.

Tate and his brother Tristan, both of whom have dual US and British citizenship, were charged in June along with two Romanian female suspects of human trafficking, rape and forming a criminal gang to sexually exploit women. The suspects have denied the allegations.

Under the new measure, the four suspects can leave the house, but not Bucharest and the surrounding Ilfov county. They must check in regularly with the police. They are also banned from trying to approach the alleged victims.

Speaking outside his home in Bucharest on Friday, Tate, 36, told reporters he and his brother had done nothing wrong.