Andrew Tate Detained In Romania In Human Trafficking Case As Greta Gets Last Word

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by Tyler Durden
Saturday, Dec 31, 2022 - 01:09 PM

Controversial social media personality Andrew Tate and his brother have been detained by Romanian police on suspicion of rape and human trafficking following a raid of his home and other properties in Bucharest.

The 36-year-old British-American former professional kickboxer and his brother Tristan were detained for 23 hours according to Romanian prosecutors. They have been under investigation since April along with two Romanian nationals, with prosecutors alleging that the brothers are engaged in an organized crime ring that sexually exploited 'cam girls.'

"The four suspects … appear to have created an organized crime group with the purpose of recruiting, housing and exploiting women by forcing them to create pornographic content meant to be seen on specialized websites for a cost," said prosecutors. "They would have gained important sums of money," the statement continued.

Prosecutors say they have identified six women who have allegedly been sexually exploited by the suspects.

Back in October, Buzzfeed News reported on Tate’s so-called “Hustlers University 2.0,” a series of virtual courses which, according to Tate, aimed to help users “escape the Matrix.” The $50-per month course of lessons via a Discord channel included financial, career and dating advice (including a now-removed “Pimpin Hoe Degree”). Buzzfeed News reported that some individual courses were priced at $500 each.

Romanian prosecutors said they found six women who’d been sexually exploited by the suspects, according to Reuters. As reported by the Guardian, Tate was previously banned from Twitter for saying women “bear some responsibility” for being raped. -The Hill

Following the arrest, Tate's Twitter account tweeted: "The Matrix sent their agents."

Tate's arrest came just one day after igniting a Twitter feud with 19-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg.

Tate took the first shot, tweeting a photo captioned: "Hello @GretaThunberg, I have 33 cars. This is just the start. Please provide your email address so I can send a complete list of my car collection and their respective enormous emissions," to which Thunberg replied: "Yes, please do enlighten me. Email me at smalld—"

After Tate's arrest, a very unconfirmed report began to swirl that Romanian authorities were able to identify Tate's location based on a pizza box seen in a video response he posted to Thunberg.

And while the pizza box story appears to be unmitigated fake news, Greta used it to take another swipe at Tate.