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Andrew Tate leaves Bucharest court in handcuffs amid human trafficking charges
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Romanian authorities have seized luxury cars from Andrew Tate’s compound as part of a criminal investigation into suspected human trafficking.
Several cars, including a Rolls-Royce, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, were taken from the Tate complex on the outskirts of the capital, Bucharest, on Saturday to be transported to a storage site.
Earlier this week, prosecutors said they had seized 15 luxury vehicles and more than 10 properties and houses belonging to the suspects in Bucharest and the counties of Prahova and Brasov to prevent the assets from being sold or hidden.
Organized crime prosecutors arrested Tate, his brother Tristan and two Romanian female suspects on December 29 on charges of forming a criminal gang to sexually exploit six women. They have denied wrongdoing.
The former kickboxer recently lost an appeal against a judge’s earlier decision to extend his detention from 24 hours to 30 days.
He was seen this week for the first time since his arrest, going to court in handcuffs with his brother.
Highlights Show Latest Update 1673766028 Andrew Tate’s luxury cars seized by Romanian authorities as part of criminal investigation
Andrew Tate’s luxury cars are seized by Romanian authorities as part of a criminal investigation
Joe Middleton January 15, 2023 7:00 am
1673762428ICYMI: Andrew Tate loses appeal against detention in human trafficking and rape case
Online misogynist Andrew Tate has lost his appeal against a judge’s decision to extend his detention from 24 hours to 30 days on charges of being part of an organized crime ring, human trafficking and rape.
Ramona Bolla, a spokeswoman for Romania’s anti-organized crime agency DIICOT, said an appeals court in Bucharest late Tuesday rejected an appeal by Tate, his co-accused brother Tristan and two Romanian women arrested in the same police operation. .
Prosecutors can now seek up to 180 days in custody for the four suspects.
Joe Middleton January 15, 2023 6:00 am
1673758828Who is Tristan Tate? Everything we know about Andrew Tate’s brother arrested in human trafficking raid
When influencer Andrew Tate was arrested in Romania during a police raid, he was detained along with three other people – one of them, his brother.
Tristan Tate, who is also a former kickboxer turned social media influencer, was arrested in December as part of a human trafficking and rape investigation by the Romanian organized crime agency Didcot.
The four suspects, including the Tate brothers, will be held for 30 days after a judge extended the initial 24-hour detention period, Didcot spokeswoman Ramona Bolla said. Prosecutors say they found six women who were sexually abused by the suspects.
Joe Middleton January 15, 2023 5:00 am
1673755228I’m a teacher – this is what my 15-year-olds are saying about Andrew Tate
At our regular equity meeting at the high school where I teach, we usually discuss the broad concerns we are trying to address as a staff body., writes Matt Adams.
This week was different. Instead of talking about systemic issues and how they affect our students, like racism, homophobia and ableism, we ended up talking about one man. That man was Andrew Tate.
After discussing the controversial influencer who appeared in court this week, we decided that – due to his continued reach on social media – it would be best to hold assemblies throughout the school year to ensure that they are smart about the content they are consuming online.
Joe Middleton January 15, 2023 4:00 am
1673751628ICYMI: Andrew Tate’s Twitter continues to reach millions of followers despite arrest
Misogynistic internet personality Andrew Tate has been held by police in Romania since December 29, but his Twitter account has continued to tweet the former kickboxer’s signature brand of conspiracy-laden content to his 4.5 million followers.
Several tweets have referred to the controversial influencer’s arrest along with his brother on charges of human trafficking, rape and organized crime, with cryptic references to a so-called “Matrix” allegedly working against him.
Other tweets follow the pattern established after Mr Tate’s once-banned account returned last year, with a mix of religious quotes, challenges to his fans’ masculinity, warnings against supposed powers and promotions for his other content.
Joe Middleton January 15, 2023 3:00 am
1673748028 This is why young people are still listening to Andrew Tate
If you are not yet familiar with Andrew Tate, you are one of the lucky ones. Wherever you’re staying, I hope it’s warm, comfortable and you have enough canned food for the foreseeable, writes Clint Edwards.
Tate sells himself as a hyper-masculine, ultra-rich, red-pill lothario who is willing to teach his young Padawans the ways of the world, women and the secrets of his success.
He offers young people the inner path of life. A ticket to the dream they didn’t know they had. In short, he’s selling them a blueprint for how to be a man. And with the lack of alternatives, they are more than willing to buy it.
Joe Middleton January 15, 2023 2:00 am
1673744428How Andrew Tate Became the Poster of the Right
Andrew Tate should have been damned for people who spend half their time telling us they’re not far right. But instead he became a well-dressed, wealthy caricature of a successful “alpha male”, conducting high-profile TV interviews with the likes of Piers Morgan, writes Katherine Denkinson.
Of course, the video may have surfaced in 2016 showing him hitting a woman with a belt and leading to his eviction from the Big Brother house (in a statement, both he and the woman featured in the clip said they were friends and that the actions described were consensual).
He may also have claimed that, once married, a woman becomes a man’s property – but his reach, influence and mastery of social media seem to make up for all that. TalkTV, GB News et al still platformed it.
Joe Middleton January 15, 2023 1:00 am
1673740799Labour MP says Andrew Tate’s influence on young men provokes ‘incel culture’
Labor MP says Andrew Tate’s influence on young lads provokes ‘incel culture’
Joe Middleton January 14, 2023 11:59 p.m
1673738845ICYMI: School holds Andrew Tate assemblies over fear of ‘toxic misogynistic influence on children’
Social media posts by Andrew Tate could serve as a “gateway drug” for children who go on to see more harmful content, teachers have warned.
At one school, head of performing arts Matt Adams decided to hold Andrew Tate’s Places because of fears about what students interested in the influencer are being exposed to online.
Mr Adams teaches at a west London school and told the Independent boys he had spoken to would either support Tate directly, make excuses for him or claim he was misquoted.
Joe Middleton January 14, 2023 11:27 p.m
1673734859This is what Andrew Tate means to Muslim women like me
Is he? That shiny bald head, manicured beard and I’m a celebrity gradient sunglasses are unmistakable. A four-minute clip of Andrew Tate, a controversial figure known for vulgar and inflammatory statements about women, has infiltrated the intimate confines of my smartphone through a WhatsApp video, writes Hafsa Lodi.
Prior to this, I’ve actively avoided researching or discussing Tate, despite his social media notoriety – I’d hate to give more airtime to the self-proclaimed misogynist who is already one of the most searched people on google in the Internet.
But this time I give in, and a quick search leads me to the original video, posted to YouTube a year ago by a “male self-improvement” podcast that hosts Womanizer Wednesdays. In the three-hour interview, Tate makes several distorted and simplistic statements about Islam in his apparent attempt to glorify the religion.
Joe Middleton January 14, 2023 10:20 pm