Misogynist Influencer Andrew Tate Reportedly Arrested in Romania for Rape
Just one day after getting grilled by teen activist Greta Thunberg, MAGA influencer, misogynist, Andrew Tate was arrested Thursday in Romania on charges of human trafficking and rape.
Romania’s Directorate for the Investigation of Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) confirmed in a statement. statement that police raided five homes linked to four suspects as part of an investigation into organized crime, human trafficking and rape. It did not name four suspects but said two were Romanian nationals and two were British nationals, who allegedly detained at least six women in homes around Bucharest, where they were attacked. sex and forced to produce pornography for social networks under the threat of violence.
Romanian newspaper Gandul was one of several local shops that identified two British nationals as Tate, a British-American boxer better known for his extreme disdain for women online and boasting 33 pieces. his car, as well as his brother, Tristan. Reuters also obtained photos of Tate’s arrest, showing the online personality in a black leather jacket and hoodie being walked past by police in tactical gear.
Gandul and Romanian television obtained footage showing handcuffed Tate being led away by police—and Tristan in police custody dressed as one of the fuzzy suspects seen in the official footage of the raid by DIICOT. announced.
Official footage shows heavily armed police storming luxury homes and seizing cash, guns, gold bars and expensive cars.
Romanian television reported that one of the Romanian suspects was a former Bucharest policewoman who was dating one of the Tates.
The brothers are accused of luring women to lavish mansions using what DIICOT calls the “manager method”, in which they attempt to establish a relationship via social media before persuading the women. The woman came to Romania to pursue a romantic relationship.
Instead, they allegedly kept the women in a small studio, where they were forced to model porn for OnlyFans and other websites, according to the local news site. G4.
But the plot was revealed when an American woman tried to send her location to her boyfriend, who then informed the US Embassy that she was being held at the brothers’ home without his consent. her mind. Romanian television and Gandul report.
When police raided five homes on Thursday, they found “several” women, Gandul report, “including the woman with American citizenship, but also a young woman from the Republic of Moldova.”
DIICOT said in its statement that victims were threatened with “physical violence and emotional coercion (through intimidation, constant surveillance, control, and invocation of alleged debts). “
Adding insult to injury, Tate’s sad attempt to pat Thunberg back on Thursday may have actually brought police to his doorstep.
Police confirmed Gandul that they relied on social media posts to learn that the Tate brothers, who frequently traveled abroad on business, had returned to Romania.
It’s unclear what social media posts they were referring to, but in a video he uploaded to Twitter shortly before his arrest, in which he smokes a cigar and tries to brush off the online controversy. online, he unwittingly displayed a pizza box from a local pizzeria called Jerry’s Pizza—possibly notifying the authorities looking for him of his presence. in water.
DIICOT said four suspects were arrested and ordered to be detained for 24 hours for questioning.
The arrest was a difficult year for the former reality TV star. In April of this year, he Romania’s house ransacked in connection with a human trafficking investigation. (Tate previously said “40 percent” of the reason he moved to the Eastern European country was because Romanian police were less likely to pursue sexual assault allegations.)
Then in August, he got kicked out of Facebook and Instagram, and shut down a monetization program for his followers: Hustler University.
After the April raid, Tristan Tate confirmed to The Daily Beast that “no girls were found in my house and no one was arrested.”
Andrew Tate later posted a photo on Instagram of himself smoking a cigar in the staged interrogation room with the caption: “Police… I think we can all agree that these morons… bitches love to lie.”