Andrew Tate made a name for himself years ago as a successful wrestler. Aggressive, charismatic and with a lot of money. For a decade he has managed to create a loyal following for his controversial statements on social networks. He is now in a Romanian jail, though he is hours away from release.
But to understand who we are talking about and what has happened, it is better to put ourselves in situation. Andrew Tate is famous, but for a few. Enjoy the road to the fall to hell of Tate, the most provocative character of our century.
Who is Andrew Tate
Andrew Tate is a 36-year-old retired American kickboxing fighter, entrepreneur and internet celebrity. He is known for his victories in kickboxing competitions over the past decade, including the 2016 World Championship.
Tate is also a successful entrepreneur, having founded several businesses, including a home products company and an adult entertainment company. Hence, he is a millionaire, wrestling is not so well paid.
In recent years, Tate has gained notoriety for his controversial views on topics such as feminism, politics and life in general. He is particularly known for his stance against women and his derogatory comments.
This has earned him notoriety on social networks, where he has attracted a large following of supporters of his views, as well as critics who condemn him for his views.
A fight with Greta Thunberg that ended in jail for Tate
Due to some messages in favor of the climate and against highly polluting cars that Greta Thunberg shared via Twitter, Andrew Tate decided to make the joke of answering her through the same social network.
In the video, Andrew Tate is smoking cigars and carrying pizza boxes. In it, Tate brags about owning many high-end and highly polluting cars, assuring that he will continue to drive them and emit greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
What he didn’t know was that pizza boxes on his desk would reveal to Romanian police that he was in the country, a territory that was looking for him on charges of organized crime, human trafficking and rape.
This got the Romanian police to capture and lock up Andrew Tate while they continued with the investigation. And the arrest was understandable: there was a 100% risk of fire.
Andrew Tate gets out of jail, for now
Andrew Tate and his brother Tristan will be transferred from prison and placed under house arrest in Romania after more than two months behind bars.
They have been in detention because they are in the midst of an ongoing criminal investigation on charges of organized crime, human trafficking and rape.
The transfer to their home was ordered Friday by a Romanian court, CNN reported. The Tate brothers – who deny the allegations – were arrested in the country in December 2022, but have not yet been formally charged.
Romanian police alleged last year that the brothers and others close to them 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 they intended to enter into a marriage/cohabitation relationship” while being transported to Romania and subsequently sexually exploited with physical violence and coercion.
At least six victims were allegedly “sexually exploited by the organized criminal group,” according to a statement from Romania’s Directorate for Investigation of Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT).
Authorities also allege that one of the suspects raped a victim on two separate occasions in March 2022. The Tate brothers have insisted on their innocence.
“There is no evidence in my file because I have done nothing wrong. Everyone knows I’m innocent,” Andrew Tate said in January after being taken in for questioning.
Romanian police have searched 12 properties as part of their investigation. And Romanian authorities have seized assets belonging to Andrew Tate worth some 3.5 million euros, including high-end vehicles, luxury watches and sums of money in several different currencies.
Andrew Tate is one of the most controversial and contentious figures on the Internet. His defenders have always felt that he is a free soul and that he was a role model. His detractors the opposite.
This investigation will put the former fighter in his place. The question we ask ourselves is: will he be remembered as one of the good guys or one of the bad guys? Time will tell.
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