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Andrew Tate will remain in custody. The Romanian court dismissed the influencer’s complaint

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A Romanian court has rejected a complaint filed by Andrew Tate against his 30-day detention. The controversial influencer and former kickboxer is accused of rape, human trafficking and creating an organized crime group. Three other people were arrested and charged with him.

Who is Andrew Tate? The influencer was charged with human trafficking and rape

Andrew Tate was arrested on December 29 in Romania. Investigators accuse him of rape, human trafficking and creating an organized criminal group. Together with the controversial influencer known for hate speech, Romanian anti-organized crime prosecutors arrested his brother Tristan and two women. As it turns out, these are influencers who were supposed to help Tate recruit women to work in the porn industry. They all denied the crimes and challenged the arrest warrant.

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Andrew TateNQUAM PHOTOS / Octav Ganea / Reuters / Forum

A Romanian court on Tuesday rejected a complaint filed by Andrew Tate against his 30-day detention. Under Romanian law, if the investigation requires more time, prosecutors can apply for permission to extend detention up to 180 days.

Accusations of criminal activity by the Tate brothers

According to prosecutors, the Tate brothers won over their victims by seducing them and falsely promising a romantic relationship. The victims were then taken to a property on the outskirts of Bucharest. According to the investigators, there, due to physical violence and intimidation, they were sexually abused by forcing them to create pornographic content for websites, which generated large financial profits. Investigators said they had located six women who had been sexually abused by the suspects. Prosecutors also said that one of the brothers raped one of the victims in March 2022. It was then that the investigation into the Tate brothers began.

Andrew Tate and Tristan Tate were brought to court in Bucharest on TuesdayPAP/EPA/Robert Ghement

“One cannot ignore the possibility that the suspects will evade investigation, leave Romania and settle in countries that do not allow extradition due to their financial capacity and public comments on the subject,” the court judge stated in the written record approving the arrest.

Prosecutors seized 15 luxury cars and more than 10 properties belonging to suspects in Bucharest, Prahova and Brasov counties, Ramona Bolla, a spokeswoman for Romania’s organized crime unit (DIICOT), told Reuters. The seizure of these items was to prevent the sale or concealment of the property.

Who is Andrew Tate

Andrew Tate gained notoriety for his misogynistic remarks and online hate speech. It has also been removed from all major social media platforms. Although after the takeover of Twitter by Elon Musk, in November last year the account of the controversial influencer was restored.

Andrew Tate, Bucharest, RomaniaPAP/EPA/Robert Ghement

The former professional kickboxer, who has American and British citizenship, has expressed the opinion that women are partly responsible for rapes and belong to men.

Former professional kickboxer and controversial internet personality. Who is Andrew Tate? TVN24, Reuters

Last year, Tate admitted on a podcast that when he lived in London, he started earning money by convincing many girls to video call and share the profits. He said he started with two girls, but later had 75 girls working for him, earning him $600,000 a month.

He also said he had moved to Romania due to a British investigation into him on sexual assault charges. However, the charges in this case were eventually dropped.

Main photo source: PAP/EPA/Robert Ghement

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