Was Andrew Tate Arrested: Andrew Tate, a former kickboxer and current anti-feminist bigot, has reportedly been arrested in Romania. The semi-social media influencer has been thrust into the spotlight twice in as many days.
It’s hard to imagine that, after being side-kicked into space by Thunberg, Tate still managed to get himself arrested. Is it possible that all of the vile things he’s spoken about women threatening them weren’t just words? People will always reveal they’re true identities.
So, why was Andrew Tate arrested? Can Romania keep him?
Who is Andrew Tate?
American-British social media influencer, entrepreneur, and former professional kickboxer Emory Andrew Tate III. After retiring from kickboxing, he became an Internet sensation by selling training programs online for a fee. Many of his social media accounts were deleted after he made offensive comments about women.
Romanian authorities have had Tate in custody for 24 hours since December 29, 2022, on suspicion of human trafficking, rape, and building an organized crime unit in connection with his webcam studio.
Emory Washington, DC is where Andrew Tate III entered the world. His father, the African-American chess master Emory Tate, was a grandmaster at the highest level. A catering assistant, his mom helped support the family. Having a brother called Tristan, who is biracial. His childhood was spent in Chicago before his family moved to Goshen, Indiana.
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After his parents split up, he and his brother relocated to England, where they were raised as Christians in his mom’s hometown of Luton. He started playing chess at age five and by the time he was ten he was taking on adults in tournaments.
Was Andrew Tate Arrested?
According to a source, controversial influencer Andrew Tate and his brother were detained in Romania on charges of human sex trafficking.
The two have been arrested, according to Libertatea, and are facing kidnapping and rape accusations, but it is unclear what those charges specifically are. A video from a Romanian news organization shows police officers escorting Tate and his brother in handcuffs to a waiting vehicle.
This week, Tate made headlines after tweeting at environmental activist Greta Thunberg and making fun of her efforts by boasting about his own automobile collection. Thunberg fired back with her own insult in an open letter, saying, “Yes, do fill me in on the details. Shoot me an email at sm[email protected] “and the social media platform Twitter exploded.
More than that… Authorities in Romania may have tracked down Tate when he made a video in reaction to Thunberg’s tweet that featured pizza boxes from Jerry’s Pizza, a chain with locations in Romania.
Apparently, a representative for Tate told the Daily Mirror, “We cannot provide any details at the moment regarding alleged reports that they have been detained; however, Andrew and Tristan Tate have the utmost respect for the Romanian authorities and will always assist and help in any way they can.”
Human trafficking allegations against Tate had previously been opened
Tate’s arrest has little to do with pizza. The Daily Mirror reported that Tate, then 36 years old, was “under investigation by the Directorate for Investigating Organised Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT), and reports in Romania claim he and his brother are being questioned on suspicion of forming an organized crime group which used girls in adult videos.” The purported kidnapping of two girls in Romania led to this arrest.
Tate and his brother have had prior run-ins with the law, so this is not the first time they have been investigated. “Police reportedly uncovered two girls who said they were being held against their will,” leading to the brothers’ arrest in April of 2022. The siblings were released, but authorities continued to monitor their whereabouts.
BREAKING: Andrew Tate and brother Tristan arrested in Romania in human trafficking probe pic.twitter.com/b5eaZrErAb
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Prosecutors in Romania have accused Tate, his brother, and two other unidentified individuals of “appearing to have constructed an organized crime gang with the objective of recruiting, lodging, and exploiting women by forcing them to generate pornographic content,” as reported by the Daily Mirror.
In a statement to the Daily Mirror, a representative for Tate and his brother said, “We cannot provide any details at the moment regarding alleged reports that [the Tates] have been detained; however, Andrew and Tristan Tate have the utmost respect for the Romanian authorities and will always assist and help in any way we can.”