Prosecutors in Romania announced on Thursday that they had apprehended Andrew Tate, a polarizing internet celebrity and former professional kickboxer, on suspicion of human trafficking, rape, and organizing a criminal organization.
Following a search of their properties in Bucharest, prosecutors from the anti-organized crime unit announced that Andrew Tate and his brother Tristan, who have been blocked from many social media sites for making hateful and misogynistic remarks, will be detained for 24 hours along with two Romanian suspects.
Since April, there has been a criminal inquiry of the Tate brothers.
Despite their lawyer’s confirmation that they had been held, they declined to speak.
According to prosecutors, “the four accused… appear to have established an organized crime gang with the intention of hiring, housing, and utilizing women by compelling them to produce pornographic film intended to be viewed on specialized websites for a fee,”
They “would have made significant financial gains.”
Six women who had been sexually exploited by the suspects, according to prosecutors, have been found.
Andrew Tate has claimed that women belong to men and that they are partly to blame for being raped.
The British national told Greta Thunberg on Twitter earlier this week that he owned 33 vehicles with “enormous pollution,” and she advised him to get a life.