Andrew Tate Arrest in Romania

Andrew Tate Arrest in Romania

Gianna Janiga, Reporter

On December 29, former kickboxer and controversial influencer, Andrew Tate was arrested in Romania for a rape and human trafficking investigation. He was arrested alongside his brother Tristan Tate, and two other Romanian citizens that took part in the organized crime group. Romanian officials say that the Tate brothers allegedly used the “lover boy” method to seduce and later control victims. Andrew Tate and the three other suspects initially were supposed to be held for 24 hours but the Bucharest Court of Romania accepted a requested from the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) to hold them for another 30 days.

DIICOT claims that six victims have been identified and were forced by the crime group to engage in sexual acts and create explicit content with the intention of posting it on the internet. These victims were told that the Tate brothers’ intentions were for relationships or marriage, which quickly turned into exploitation. At least one of these victims was a subject of multiple counts of rape by one of the suspects.

Geddy Reed, a student from Hidden Valley says, “Andrew Tate has gotten away with very misogynistic comments and overall just awful things but this is definitely on a whole other level and not something he should be able to get away with.”

In addition to the arrest, approximately 3.2 million dollars’ worth of assets was seized from Andrew Tate’s’ home. About 29 assets were taken in the raid of Tate’s home such as luxury vehicles like a Rolls-Royce, BMW, and Mercedes Benz, along with expensive watches and cash.