Andrew Tate Arrested in Romania for Rape and Human Trafficking Case

Andrew Tate, a controversial online influencer has been held in Romania as part of a probe into human trafficking and rape. The house of Mr. Tate, who was arrested along with his brother Tristan, was searched in Bucharest, the capital.

A police officer told the BBC that the arrests were true. The former kickboxer became famous in 2016 when he was kicked off the British TV show Big Brother because a video showed him attacking a woman.

He then became known online and Twitter banned him for saying that women who are s*xually assaulted should “bear responsibility” for it. He has since been put back on the job.

Even though social media sites banned him, he became popular, especially with young men, by showing off his ultra-masculine, ultra-luxurious lifestyle in videos where he drove expensive sports cars, flew in private jets, and went on expensive vacations.

A spokesperson for the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) told that prosecutors had asked to keep the influential person in a “detention centre” for another 30 days. They also said that a judge will decide on the case on Friday afternoon.

“The four suspects… appear to have created an organised crime group with the purpose of recruiting, housing and exploiting women by forcing them to create pornographic content meant to be seen on specialised websites for a cost,” DIICOT said in a statement.

Along with two Romanians, the brothers have been under investigation since April. A representative for Mr. Tate told the Daily Mirror that he couldn’t talk about the arrest in more detail.

“However, Andrew and Tristan Tate have the utmost respect for the Romanian authorities and will always assist and help in any way they can,” he added.

A widely shared video on social media seems to show Mr. Tate and his brother being led away from a luxury villa. Romania’s Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) released a statement, but didn’t name the Tate brothers.

The statement said that two British citizens and two Romanian citizens were suspected of being part of a criminal group that focused on human trafficking. Officers had found six people who were being “s*xually exploited” by what the statement called a “organised criminal group.”

Police said the British citizens “hired” the victims and lied about wanting to date them. They called this “the loverboy method.” The statement said that they were later forced to act in pornographic scenes under threat of violence.

It also showed guns, knives, and money on display in one room in a video of the raid. Five years ago, Mr. Tate moved to Romania. Online, people were saying that the police knew Mr. Tate was in the country because he had posted a video making fun of the environmental activist Greta Thunberg.

But it’s not thought that this is the case. In the video he posted, he was given a pizza box from a nearby restaurant, which some users thought might have accidentally told police where he was.

The fight with Ms. Thunberg started earlier this week when Mr. Tate, who is 36 tagged the 19-year-old activist in a post in which he bragged about his fleet of cars’ “huge emissions.”

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After her arrest, Ms. Thunberg tweeted, “This is what happens when you don’t recycle your pizza boxes,” referring to the online rumour. Before Mr. Tate became famous all over the world, he fought professionally as a kickboxer and won world titles. He is a British citizen who was born in the US.

In 2016, he moved into the Big Brother house, but he was kicked out quickly after a video of him hitting a woman with a belt went viral. When he was kicked off the show, Mr. Tate said that the video had been changed and that it was “a total lie meant to make me look bad.”

He then became known online, and Twitter banned him for saying that women who are s*xually assaulted should “bear responsibility” for it. Mr. Tate has been banned from social media sites like YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok because “misogyny is a hateful ideology that is not tolerated.”

He had been banned from Twitter, but since Elon Musk took it over, he has been able to use it again. His posts on other online sites promote misogyny and attack women… Follow us only on Lee Daily for more news like this.

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