Andrew Tate Accused of Human Trafficking


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Andrew Tate and his brother Tristan Tate were arrested, along with two others, on Dec. 29, 2022, for the human trafficking of six people.

Accusations of possible criminal activity at Tate’s residence began in early 2022. Romanian police performed a house raid in April after the U.S. Embassy told police that an American was being held against her will at Tate’s house.

Romanian police found no incriminating evidence during the raid, causing Tate to interview on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” in Aug. explaining that he had not participated in any wrongdoings. Four months later, Tate, his brother, and two Romanian women were arrested for human trafficking and rape.

According to the BBC, “Police alleged the victims were ‘recruited’ by the British citizens (Tate and his brother), who they said misrepresented their intention to enter into a relationship with the victims which they called ‘the loverboy method.’ They were later forced to perform in pornographic content under the threat of violence.”

The news of Tate’s arrest flooded the media, with some people defending the controversial internet personality. In Athens, Greece, young men protested in the streets, chanting: “Top G,” a common phrase meaning “Top Gangster” that Tate had previously referred to himself as.

The prosecution was able to extend their detention time for another 30 days to allow more time for their investigation, making their release date Feb. 27, 2023. Tate attempted to appeal the extension, but the judge declined.