Andrew Tate arrested by Romanian police over human trafficking and rape charges
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Greta Thunberg mocked Andrew Tate on Twitter after Romanian authorities confirmed he was detained on suspicion of human trafficking, rape, and forming an organised crime group.
A former kickboxer and problematic internet guru, Mr Tate will be detained for 24 hours for questioning alongside two Romanian suspects, according to a statement from the prosecutors from the anti-organised-crime unit.
The siblings have been under criminal investigation since April, it was reported.
Prosecutors said they had found six women who had been sexually exploited by the suspects.
Authorities used Mr Tate’s social media post in which he ridiculed a Romanian pizza chain, Jerry’s Pizza, to confirm he was in the country. Ms Thunberg made a cheeky dig at the far-right influencer on Twitter. She wrote: “This is what happens when you don’t recycle your pizza boxes” in response to Tate’s video.
This comes after Thunberg responded to a tweet by Mr Tate, in which he boasted about his car collection and “their respective enormous emissions”, by inviting him to “enlighten” her by emailing “email@example.com”.
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‘What about now?’: Julia Harley-Brewer taunted for poorly aged tweet about Andrew Tate
Following Andrew Tate’s arrest, Julia Hartley-Brewer is being mocked after recently stating that she would choose Tate’s life over that of Greta Thunberg.
The British radio presenter and journalist waded into the online feud between Tate and Thunberg that began this wek.
Tate – a 36-year-old former kickboxer and online personality notorious for his misogynistic views – recently engaged Thunberg, 19, in a Twitter feud.
The spat resulted in a brutal clapback from Thunberg, which has since been hailed as the best Twitter moment of 2022.
Tate responded to her response with a video of himself smoking a cigar and wearing a red dressing gown. In the clip – which was branded by Twitter users as “pure cringe” – he claims that the climate activist was referring to herself in her retort to him.
Thomas Kingsley30 December 2022 15:18
Andrew Tate: Everything you need to know about the controversial influencer
Emory Andrew Tate is a social media influencer and former kickboxer.
Tate was born in the US but came to live in Britain when he was four years old.
He is also the founder of Hustler’s University, an online “academy” where members pay a monthly membership fee in exchange for advice on how to make a passive income from several online industries.
Prior to being banned, Tate had a huge Instagram following of 4.6 million.
His popularity soared after videos of him began circulating on TikTok. At the time of writing, the hashtag #AndrewTate has accumulated 12.7 billion views.
Tate has been rumoured to be in a relationship with Naghel Georgiana Manuela. He shared a photograph of himself and Naghel aboard a private plane to his Instagram in October 2021.
Read the full story below:
Thomas Kingsley30 December 2022 15:00
Andrew Tate arrest sees Romanian pizza company overwhelmed with positive reviews
A Romanian pizza company that featured in Andrew Tate ‘s viral response video to Greta Thunberg has been inundated with positive reviews online following his arrest.
The fast food chain, Jerry’s Pizza, is rated 4.3 stars on Google and is said to be “worth doing time for”, plus it tastes “so good you’ll dox yourself to get a slice”.
Reports suggested local authorities could have used Tate’s video, featuring pizza boxes from the prominent Romanian takeaway, as proof he was in the country. Within 24 hours of posting the video to social media, kickboxing star Tate, 36, was arrested by Romanian police.
Read more on Tate’s arrest below:
Thomas Kingsley30 December 2022 14:45
ICYMI: Andrew Tate and brother detained in Romania in human trafficking case after apartment raided
Romania’s Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism said in a release on Thursday that two unnamed British citizens, as well as two Romanians, were detained for 24 hours for questioning as part of an investigation into women allegedly being lured into marriages, abused, then coerced into performing in exploitative online pornography videos.
Read the full story by Josh Marcus here:
Thomas Kingsley30 December 2022 14:30
‘I’m a social media expert – this is my advice to Greta Thunberg about Andrew Tate’
“It’s pretty much a unanimous “yes”. But was it the right thing to do? The answer to that is less obvious. Let me explain why.
“I’m guessing you’ve been there: someone says something to you that isn’t all that pleasant or is just utter rubbish, and you don’t say anything. You can’t find the words.
“Under a layer of shock, annoyance and everything else, they’re just not there. Until they are. If you’re anything like me, this will be about two hours later when the moment has well and truly passed. Can you relate?”
Rhea Freeman30 December 2022 13:59
Romania urged to act on traffickers by GRETA in 2021
A rights group called GRETA (Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings) had called attention to the crime in Romania last year, even as far-right influencer Andrew Tate was detained by authorities in the country on Thursday.
In a press release in June 2021, GRETA had urged Romania to ensure that human trafficking offences lead to effective and dissuasive sanctions and that victims of trafficking have access to compensation.
The report also noted that Romania remains predominantly a country of origin of victims of trafficking in human beings.
The year-old press release by the group has resurfaced after Mr Tate locked horns with climate activist Greta Thunberg on Twitter.
Read the full story by Sravasti Dasgupta here:
Maroosha Muzaffar30 December 2022 13:50
Andrew Tate: Who is the controversial TikTok influencer?
Andrew Tate has been criticised for peddling “misogynistic views” and “negative presentations of masculinity”. Read his profile by Saman Javed here:
Maroosha Muzaffar30 December 2022 13:10
Romanian prosecutors want to extend Tate’s arrest for 30 days
Romanian prosecutors asked a Bucharest court today to extend Tate’s arrest by 30 day, prosecutors from the anti organised crime unit said in a statement.
Tate was detained on Thursday on suspicion of human trafficking, rape and forming an organised crime group.
He has declined to comment but his lawyer has confirmed he has been detained.
Sam Rkaina30 December 2022 12:45
ICYMI: Andrew Tate posts bizarre response after being roasted by Greta Thunberg: ‘I’m not actually mad’
His two-minute video came 10 hours after the teenage climate activist invited him to “enlighten” her on the emissions from his car collection by emailing “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
In his response, Tate claimed that Thunberg was referring to herself with the viral tweet.
“Greta’s email address is ‘I have small d*** energy’. Why would that be her own email? Strange,” he said.
“I don’t want to assume her gender, it’s 50/50, but it is what it is.”
Tate then added: “I’m not actually mad at Greta.”
Andrew Tate posts bizarre two-minute response after being roasted by Greta Thunberg
Andrew Tate has posted a bizarre response after being roasted by Greta Thunberg on Twitter. His two-minute video came 10 hours after the teenage climate activist invited him to “enlighten” her on the emissions from his car collection by emailing “email@example.com”. In his response, Tate claimed that Thunberg was referring to herself with the viral tweet. “Greta’s email address is ‘I have small d*** energy’. Why would that be her own email? Strange,” he said. “I don’t want to assume her gender, it’s 50/50, but it is what it is.” Tate then added: “I’m not actually mad at Greta.” Sign up for our newsletters.
Maroosha Muzaffar30 December 2022 12:30
Andrew Tate used ‘loverboy method’ to lure women into the trafficking ring, authorities say
Romanian authorities say that the Tate brothers used a “loverboy method” to lure women into their human trafficking ring.
The statement by the Directorate for Investigating Organised Crime and Terrorism said: “The injured persons were recruited by British citizens [Tate brothers] by misleading as to the intention to establish a marriage/cohabitation relationship and the existence of real feelings of love (the loverboy method).”
It added that “they were subsequently transported and housed in buildings in Ilfov County where, through the exercise of acts of physical violence and mental coercion (through intimidation, constant supervision, control and invocation of alleged debts), they were sexually exploited by the members of the group by forcing pornographic manifestations in order to produce and disseminate through social media platforms of material of such character and by subjecting them to the execution of work, forcibly, in order to obtain significant financial benefits consisting of sums of money obtained as a result of access to the materials by users.”
Andrew Tate along with his brother Tristan Tate has been detained for 24 hours in Romania for questioning by the police.
Maroosha Muzaffar30 December 2022 11:50