Bucharest, 30 December 2022 (GNP): The former kickboxer and controversial online British-American influencer Andrew Tate along with his brother Tristan has been arrested by the Romanian authorities on the charges of human trafficking and a rape case in Bucharest.
Their arrest also was confirmed by their lawyer, who said that they had been under investigation for these charges since April, along with two other Romanian nationals. A video viral on social media shows them being taken by the authorities from a luxury villa.
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The British TV show Big Brother removed him from their show in 2016 for attacking a female participant in the show. Twitter also banned his account for his negative views about women. He has a large male following on social media.
The Romanian Prosecutors accused the four men of conducting organized crimes against women that included recruiting, housing, and forcibly making pornographic videos of theirs for websites.
This is confirmed by the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) but they did not name the Tate brothers directly, rather they just said that two British and two Romanian citizens were detained by them for these charges.
The British-American kickboxer moved to Romania five years ago for its laxity in law enforcement when several women accused him of criminal assault on them.
His posts and videos on social media regularly targeted women and men, urging them to adopt moral laxity towards women.
Such negative behavior and views about women, in general, raised concern among serious circles and human rights activists who fear extremely negative repercussions of it for women both online and offline as well.
After Elon Musk took over Twitter, Andrew Tate and former US President Donald Trump were allowed to rejoin Twitter again.
Before his arrest, he slammed the Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg for her climatic cause and gender on Twitter.