Andrew Tate: Self-proclaimed misogynist influencer hits out in Romania, saying ‘there is no justice’ | World News
Self-proclaimed misogynist influencer Andrew Tate has said “there is no justice in Romania” as he was escorted in handcuffs from a police van.
Tate and his brother Tristan are being investigated over allegations of sexual assault and exploitation.
Today the pair were taken to the Bucharest headquarters of the organisation that tackles organised crime and terrorism, known as Diicot.
Responding to a journalist’s questions as he arrived at the offices, British-US citizen Andrew Tate, 36, said “the case file is completely empty” and “there is no justice in Romania”.
He also said: “They know we have done nothing wrong.”
Tate denied hurting any girls.
Tristan Tate, 34, was heard saying: “For my money. That is why I am in jail. I have money that they are trying to steal.”
Romanian prosecutors have been searching for evidence on Andrew Tate’s mobile phones and laptops as part of an organised crime and human trafficking probe, said Diicot spokesperson Ramona Bolla.
Last Friday, a judge decided the pair must remain in prison for a further 30 days while police investigate.
After the Tates were arrested in December along with two Romanian women, Diicot said in a statement that it had identified six victims who were subjected to “acts of physical violence and mental coercion”.
The agency added that the victims were lured on the pretence of love, and later intimidated.
It alleged how the victims were kept under surveillance and pressured into engaging in pornographic acts for substantial financial gains.
A lawyer for the brothers, Iona Gliga, said last Friday that he considered the ruling by a judge that they stay in detention until February as “totally unjustified”.
“Only an hour ago, the session was closed and the file has 20 volumes,” Mr Gliga said.
“I find it very hard to believe that someone has the physical capacity to study the file in such a short time, as only yesterday it reached the tribunal.”
Andrew Tate, who has reportedly lived in Romania since 2017, was previously banned from various social media platforms for expressing misogynistic views and hate speech.
One post appeared on his Twitter page on Wednesday morning, saying: “There is no light without dark.”
This follows a string of tweets relating to his detention.
Earlier in January, Romanian authorities towed away a fleet of luxury cars including a Rolls-Royce, a Ferrari and a Porsche.
They reported seizing assets worth an estimated $3.9m (£3.16m).
Prosecutors said that if they can prove the owners gained money through illicit activities such as human trafficking, the assets would be used to cover the expenses of the investigation and to compensate victims.
Tate unsuccessfully appealed the asset seizure.
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