Andrew Tate released from jail and placed under house arrest in Romania
Following his arrest in December 2022, influencer Andrew Tate has been released from detention in Romania. However, he will remain under house arrest.
Following their arrest in December last year, influencer Andrew Tate and his brother Tristan have been released from detention in Romania. A spokesperson for the controversial social media personality confirmed the two will be released under house arrest. The terms of his release are unclear.
Both were accused of organized crime, human trafficking and rape. However, they have not yet been formally charged. Both deny the accusations against them.
The accusations against Andrew Tate
Romanian police alleged last year that the brothers and others had formed an organized criminal group that stretched from Romania to Britain and the United States for the purpose of human trafficking.
Authorities alleged that some victims were deceived “into believing that they intended to enter into a marriage/cohabitation relationship” while being transported to Romania and then they were sexually exploited with physical violence and coercion, according to reports by Antena 3 (via CNN).
At least six victims were allegedly “sexually exploited by the organized criminal group,” according to a statement from the Romanian Directorate of Investigation of Organized Crime and Terrorism. Authorities also allege that one of the suspects raped a victim on two separate occasions in March 2022.
Who is Andrew Tate?
Andrew Tate is a former professional boxer who has reportedly lived in Romania since 2017. In recent years, he became a controversial influencer after sharing “motivational speeches” and misogynistic comments. Due to his behavior on social networks, several platforms, such as Instagram, Facebook and TikTok, deleted his accounts.
In 2017, he made various statements about sexual harassment and abuse through his official Twitter account, which was suspended for inappropriate content: “Sexual harassment is disgusting and inexcusable. However, a man who looks at you or whistles at you or asks your name is not harassment,” he stated.
“Women have been trading sex for opportunity for a long time. Some did this. They were not abused. […] If you put yourself in a position to be raped, you must assume some responsibility”, he also claimed. Some time later, his account was reactivated.
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