Romanian court has agreed to a police request to hold the controversial influencer andrew tate, along with his brother tristan, and two romanian men, in detention for 30 days. this happened on thursday night, when romania’s directorate for investigating organized crime and terrorism issued a statement, although they did not name the tate brothers. the statement alleged that the four men were part of a human trafficking group and that they had recruited victims through the “loverboy method”, misrepresenting their intentions to enter into a relationship with the victims.
Court decision to detain the four men was made in bucharest, romania. andrew tate, 36, is originally from the us, but moved to the uk and had a successful career as a kickboxer. he later set up a “webcam business” and gained notoriety online, with twitter banning him for saying women should “bear responsibility” for being sexually assaulted. despite this, he gained popularity among young men by promoting an ultra-masculine, ultra-luxurious lifestyle.
Allege that the victims were forced to perform in pornographic content under threat of violence. the tates’ lawyer, eugen vidineac, has said that his clients reject all the allegations. it is unclear why the four men were suspected of running an “organised crime group”, but authorities are continuing to investigate the incident.