Andrew Tate arrested in Romania for human trafficking.
Glamtush reports that former kickboxer Andrew Tate has been arrested in Romania, alongside his brother Tristan, as part of an investigation into human trafficking.
This online news platform understands that controversial social media star Tate, who everyone sees on their feed without following, was in the news again this week for getting into a Twitter argument with Greta Thunberg.
A handcuffed Tate, 36, who rose to fame this year for his sexist and misogynistic views, was filmed being led from his luxury villa by police following a raid on Thursday.
It was gathered that the arrest followed a Twitter squabble between him and climate change activist, Greta Thunberg, after he posed alongside a Romanian pizza box, which may have inadvertently revealed his location to Romanian authorities.
Thunberg’s tweet has now become one of the top 20 most liked tweets of all time with 2.9 million likes currently at number 17. It could hit the top 10 by the weekend.
Tate, 36, reportedly had his villa searched by police on Thursday, and was detained for 24 hours alongside his brother Tristan as part of the probe.
The self-described misogynist and his brother will face questioning by the country’s organised crime and terrorism team as part of the probe into alleged sex crimes and human trafficking offences.
A spokesperson for Tate told DailyMail.com, “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.”
A Chicago-born Tate has been branded ‘the king of toxic masculinity’ for his online diatribes against women – which have gained him notoriety and millions of followers in the last year.
Romanian outlet Libertatea first reported the raids, citing information from sources that the Tate brothers were suspected of running an organised criminal group that coerced women into making adult videos.
Andrew Tate’s home in the Eastern European nation was also raided on April 11 this year as part of a human trafficking investigation.
Following the April raid, which was reportedly prompted by a complaint from a United State citizen to the American Embassy in Bucharest, the Tate brothers were detained for several hours for questioning but ultimately released as the investigation continued.
Andrew Tate has previously boasted to his followers that ’40 per cent’ of the reason he moved to Romania was because the police were less likely to pursue any sexual assault allegation against him.
In a press release on Thursday, DIICOT – Romania’s police, crime, and investigation unit said that they had raided five homes after obtaining search warrants.
The warrants were issued in connection to an ongoing investigation into an organised criminal group, international human trafficking, and rape.
Andrew Tate arrest history
On April 11, 2022, Romanian Police executed a search warrant at Andrew’s home in Bucharest following a report that a woman from the United States would be detained there. After questioning him, they let him go. Insisting on his innocence, Andrew has refuted all accusations. He referred to the entire incident as an example of troll swatting with false reports.
Video: Andrew Tate arrested with his brother Tritan Tate
According to the most recent reports from several trustworthy social media outlets, Andrew Tate and his brother Tristian Tate were detained in Romania for suspected human trafficking. According to a report published on December 29 by the Romanian news outlet Libertatea, Romanian police had searched Andrew Tate’s Pipera residence in connection with the kidnapping of two girls. Andrew Tate and his brother Tristan Tate have both been arrested. According to reports, the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism in Bucharest, or DIICOT, conducted the raid.
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