Reports say Andrew Tate and his brother were arrested for sex-trafficking and rape.
Former kickboxer and problematic social media influencer Andrew Tate was arrested with his brother on Thursday for allegations related to human sex-trafficking, according to a report.
Police entered Tate’s home in Romania where he and his brother, Tristan, were staying, sources told Romanian news outlet Libertatea.
The Tate brothers are suspected of organizing a group that “sexually exploited by group members by forcing them to perform pornographic demonstrations pornographic for the purpose of producing and disseminating through social media platforms.” Libertatea reports that Tate and his brother were questioned for five hours on April 11 but released after.
On Thursday, Andrew Tate tweeted at environmental activist Greta Thunberg, listing his collection of cars in an attempt to mock her. Thunberg quickly responded.
— GRETA THUNBERG (@GRETATHUNBERG) DECEMBER 28, 2022
The interaction brought plenty of attention to Tate just the day before his arrest.
To this point, there have been no other details released.
“We cannot provide any details at the moment regarding alleged reports that they have been detained; however, Andrew and Tristan Tate have the utmost respect for the Romanian authorities and will always assist and help in any way they can,” a spokesperson for Tate told The Daily Mirror.