There is no doubt that Andrew Tate has become a controversial figure in recent months. His misogynistic views, which have been criticized by many on social media, have led to his ban from many social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook and TikTok. He has been accused of creating an “online cam girl” empire, and of exploiting women to create pornographic material. However, his fans claim that he has been framed, and that he is innocent.
The arrest of Tate and his brother Tristan comes amid a sex trafficking investigation. Authorities claim that victims were allegedly coerced into sexual activities by an alleged crime group, which was kept under surveillance. They were also subjected to physical and mental abuse. In the course of the investigation, prosecutors seized more than three million dollars worth of luxury goods. This includes 15 luxury cars and ten properties.
A police raid of Tate’s home in Romania was conducted on 11 April 2022. Video footage was released of the raid, which shows wads of cash, guns and knives on display in one room. It is alleged that Tate’s house was used to recruit victims and that the victims were coerced into pornographic acts, all for money.
As part of the investigation, authorities seized 15 luxury cars and 10 properties owned by the Tate brothers. Police claimed that the sex trafficking activity was carried out in a “structured, systematic and illegal manner.” According to a statement from DIICOT, an anti-organized crime agency in Romania, six of the victims have been identified.
According to the Tate brothers, they were not involved in the trafficking. However, the investigation has been ongoing since last year. They are appealing the seizure of their property. Despite their claims, the judge in the case has already decided to remand them in custody for 30 days.
Andrew Tate’s arrest and subsequent appeal has drawn the attention of a variety of right-leaning influencers. Some have compared him to Jeffrey Epstein, who died while awaiting trial on federal child sex trafficking charges. Others have defended him, using conspiracy theories.
Thousands of his fans have taken to social media to voice their support for him. One tweeted, “I think you are a hero!” Another user tagged Elon Musk, and another said, “I am going to start tweeting, too, if they don’t let you out.” Other right-leaning influencers have criticized the arrest of Tate and suggested that he is being framed.
Despite his arrest, Tate is expected to remain in detention until January. In the meantime, Romanian police will continue to investigate whether he is guilty of sex trafficking.
Meanwhile, the Tate brothers are seeking bail, saying that they have not been charged with any crimes and are innocent. If they were convicted, they would be subject to up to two years in jail. Their lawyer has told Sky News reporter Adam Parsons that there is no evidence against them.
Thousands of his followers have responded to the news by urging him to be released, and to return to the United States. Many have taken to using the hashtag #tateinnocent to show their support for him.