It’s hard to know what to believe about the recent arrest of British-American internet personality Andrew Tate. After months of investigation, authorities finally caught up with him and his brother. As part of the investigation, the two were arrested for human trafficking and rape. They were also accused of recruiting women to perform forced labour and pornographic acts.
Several women reported being exploited by the duo. According to a report from the UK Guardian, the couple recruited at least 75 people to work for them. The business involved a webcam studio where scantily clad women took calls and the men paid a few dollars a minute to talk to them.
The investigation grew beyond webcams and included accusations of rape and forced labour. In addition, prosecutors asked the court to extend the detention of all four suspects. Initially, Tate and his brother were held for a day, but the case was upgraded to a full 30-day detention.
Despite being found innocent in the first court hearing, Tate is still in jail. His lawyer argued that the Romanian authorities could have been less adamant. He cited the possibility of evading investigations.
Tate has said that he invented a method of “making her need you.” But what is the real truth behind this story? One woman told NBC News that she was allegedly raped by the suspect twice, and that she was sexually exploited in another incident. Neither the woman nor NBC have verified this claim.
On Twitter, Tate had a tussle with Greta Thunberg, who tweeted that “this is what happens when you don’t recycle your pizza boxes” after his arrest. In an interview, he disputed this claim, saying that he had no evidence of any sexual assault and he had never been a victim of violence. However, he did make a couple of notable comments about sexual misconduct.
Although he has denied any wrongdoing, his tweets have been criticized by other social media users and have even led to a temporary suspension of his primary account. Additionally, his website was slammed for its misogynistic statements. Many of his fans have been left confused. A subreddit dedicated to him has grown to over 1 million members, while a “Haters Against Hustlers” Facebook page is currently active.
Ultimately, authorities in the UK, France and Romania have all made their own allegations about Andrew Tate and his company, Hustlers’ War Room. Despite his claims to have invented a “phD course” involving psychological abuse, he has been indicted for a variety of crimes. Currently, he is facing a possible prison term for rape and human trafficking.
Regardless of his legal woes, Tate remains a popular name among fans of his webcam videos. Many believe he is the alpha male, and will do anything to keep his cult-like following happy. Regardless of his many missteps, he will save his followers from a life of misery. That’s why Andrew Tate is the most interesting man in the world.