According to Andrew Tate, who is the subject of a criminal inquiry for alleged involvement in the rape and people trafficking, there is no justice in Romania.
Since December 29, Tate, his brother Tristan, and two Romanian female defendants have been held by police until the outcome of an ongoing criminal probe into allegations that they formed a gang to sexually exploit women. Despite this, they vigorously reject the claims.
However, a judge last week prolonged their detention—as well as the custody of the two Romanian women detained with them—until February 27.
The brothers allegedly recruited victims by wooing them and making up stories about wanting a relationship or marriage, according to the prosecution.
After that, according to them, the victims were driven to locations outside of Bucharest, the capital of Romania, where they allegedly suffered sexual exploitation and were coerced into producing pornographic material.
Furthermore, they claimed that Andrew Tate, a former professional kickboxer with dual US and British citizenship, sexually assaulted one of the victims in March of last year. Tate has always denied this.
The first statements Tate made to the public upon his detention came while he was being taken in for additional interrogation by anti-organized crime prosecutors: “They know we have done nothing wrong.”
“This file is empty. Of course, it’s unjust, there is no justice in Romania unfortunately.”
Except for Twitter, which Elon Musk purchased in November, Andrew Tate was barred from all major social media sites after making misogynistic comments that won him widespread attention.
Five years ago, Mr Tate relocated to Romania. He earlier said that he relocated because he preferred to live in nations where anyone could engage in corruption.
The probe led to the seizure of assets worth 18 million lei ($3.99 million), including expensive cars and real estate, according to Romanian authorities who made the announcement earlier this month.