Tate and his brother tristan were detained in romania as part of a human trafficking and rape investigation. a lawyer for the brothers confirmed the news, with prosecutors stating that the two appear to have created an organised crime group which recruited, housed and exploited women by forcing them to create pornographic content. video circulated widely on social media shows the brothers being led away from a luxury villa. romania’s directorate for investigating organized crime and terrorism (diicot) issued a statement, but did not name the tate brothers.
the incident occurred on wednesday, with the brothers being detained in romania. guns, knives, and money were on display in one room during the raid. andrew tate moved to romania five years ago and rose to fame in 2016 when he was removed from british tv show big brother over a video which appeared to show him attacking a woman.
the brothers created an organised crime group with the purpose of recruiting, housing and exploiting women by forcing them to create pornographic content. andrew tate has gained notoriety online, with twitter banning him for saying women should “bear responsibility” for being sexually assaulted. his posts on other online sites promote misogyny and target women and have millions of views. alongside former us president donald trump, he has recently been allowed back onto twitter following elon musk’s takeover. on wednesday, mr tate became embroiled in a war of words on twitter with climate activist greta thunberg.