Andrew Tate detained in Romania on suspicion of human trafficking: reports
Internet personality and former kickboxer Andrew Tate and his brother were arrested by Romanian police on Thursday on suspicion of human trafficking, rape and forming an organized crime group, according to reports.
Reuters reported that Romanian prosecutors have confirmed that Tate and his brother Tristan Tate are being held and will remain so for 24 hours along with two other Romanian suspects.
Prosecutors from the Organized Crime Unit issued a statement about this after raiding the properties of Tate and others in Bucharest.
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« The four suspects (…) appear to have created an organized criminal group with the aim of recruiting, harboring and exploiting women by forcing them to create pornographic content intended to be viewed on specialized websites for a fee », have prosecutors said. « They would have won large sums of money. »
Both brothers have been under investigation for criminal activity since April, Reuters reported.
According to the allegations, prosecutors said six women claimed to have been sexually exploited by the suspects.
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Tate spoke to Fox’s Tucker Carlson in August after Tate claimed big tech de-platformed him because he « has large swaths of the population accepting very traditional male values »
« …I have a very traditionally male life. I have fast cars and a big house and lots of money and a beautiful girlfriend, and they thought it was very, very threatening, » Tate said. at Carlson. « And for some reason they decided it was best to wipe me out of the internet and replace me with someone who is more in line with what they are trying to claim. »
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Tate has been accused of sexism and drawing criticism from the left after standing up for traditional gender roles.
Tate also had a spat with climate activist Greta Thunberg this week on Twitter after bragging about having 33 cars with « huge emissions ». Thunberg responded by telling Tate to have a life.