Last week, I wrote two articles on Andrew Tate. The first involved Greta Thunberg owning him in a Twitter faceoff. The very next day, the Romanian government imprisoned him after they saw a local pizza box in a retaliation video. It was that Friday night that I went on Twitter and saw a Twitter Circle discussion about the arrest, and if people believed he was guilty or innocent.
Even though it was a few days ago, that discussion is still running wild in my head. Both sides of the story were looked at, with some Tate supporters and non-Tate supporters sharing their views on the events. Here’s a summary of what happened in that Twitter Circle, which I feel is worth discussing.
I’m going to steer clear of using real names, or Twitter handles as much as possible. It’s the main points I want to bring across. You need to see this video for some perspective, though.
Is Andrew Tate guilty?
One of the main discussions was obviously whether or not Andrew Tate is guilty of the accused rape, human trafficking, and money laundering. The host had brought some well-known public figures along who attested to Tate’s character, saying they never noticed anything suspicious in his behavior. Apparently, Andrew turned their lives around, and if he had even committed these crimes, they had never seen it.
On the other side of the court was everyone else. The other members of the Twitter Circle questioned these famous names, trying to pry hard enough to see if there were cracks. One specific female member hit the right spot, asking the right questions that were in my mind too.
While we don’t have any of the facts or evidence, those who supported him asked why he would need to traffick women or rape them. They said that, when people like him have so much money, women tend to flock to men like Tate. Also, surely someone would have picked up on this behavior.
Heading back to those who don’t support him, they felt otherwise. The lady I liked went as far as to say that there have been serial killers with family living with them for more than 20 years who didn’t know what they were up to. Just because you don’t see the behavior, it doesn’t mean it’s not happening.
There were two specific supporters that were called in to speak on behalf of Tate. One question that was repeatedly asked of them was this: If it is revealed that he’s guilty, would they reflect back on their times together and think, ‘Damn, maybe I was wrong.’ I sat on the edge of my pillow that 1 am Saturday morning, wondering what they would say.
All they did was dance around the question, saying they couldn’t see it. They continued saying that they’re simply testifying to the man’s character, and he’s going to be free when it’s discovered he’s innocent. Not once did they actually answer the question that we so badly wanted to be answered.
Who was responsible for the arrest: Greta, the pizza box, or Tate himself?
Another interesting topic I wasn’t expecting was who was responsible for Andrew Tate’s arrest. While I was firmly on the point that Greta started it all, I’m now in the court of those who said it was Tate’s fault. Not only was he the one who started the Twitter content of wits, but he’s the one who was clever enough to place the pizza box in the video he posted later.
If you missed the whole incident, Andrew Tate decided to bite back at Greta when she replied to his original tweet with firstname.lastname@example.org. When he responded in the video, he told someone to bring him pizza boxes that can’t be recycled, aiming at her love for the environment. Sadly, it was the name of the pizza restaurant that tipped the Romanian government off that he was in the country.
They released him in April 2022
The top supporters of Tate in the Twitter Circle were adamant about bringing up the point that the Romanian government had brought Andrew in with suspicions of rape and human trafficking in April 2022. Their point was that they released him as they had no evidence of any such crime. To them, this signaled that he was innocent, and he’ll be proven innocent again.
The other side wasn’t so convinced. Many shared my thoughts that the government has been investigating him all this time, waiting for more evidence to appear so they could officially send him to jail. As a matter of fact, Tate wasn’t supposed to be in the country after that incident, especially when he made a claim that Romania’s laws basically allow you to get away with anything.
So, that’s one of the main issues. They’ve been waiting for proof that he was still in the country. Now that they have him booked, they’re following up on those original charges and more. There are now six victims claiming they were raped or involved with the human trafficking scam known as ‘The Loverboy Method.’ You can research that, as I’m not going to get into that sick gimmick.
Four were arrested, not only the Tate brothers
While the focus is on Andrew Tate and his brother, few mention that two other people were also arrested in this so-called crime syndicate. This was another point of discussion, and many in the Twitter Circle wanted to know who the other two people were. According to the host, there were two women involved, and one of them was a former Romanian police officer.
It seems like this officer was involved in the April 2022 incident, after which she no longer worked for the force (insert Star Wars quote here). If the claims are correct, it looks like she continued working with the syndicate, making extra money on the side. It wasn’t a long discussion, but the host informed us that the office was let go after the arrest.
The Tates are detained for 30 days
One exciting event that happened during the discussion was that the judge had ruled that the Tate brothers be detained in jail for 30 days pending further investigation. Up until that point, we had all thought they were only being held for 24 hours. When it was mentioned in the Circle, the discussions erupted with noise until the host silenced everyone so the others could speak one at a time.
Those who believed Tate was guilty said it’s clear that there was some evidence of wrongdoing, due to the decision to hold them longer. The supporters fought against this claim, saying that the government has it in for the brothers. Then you had those who felt the government was simply doing due diligence, making sure they had enough on them before they proceeded with a case.
During the discussion, many concerned members were concerned about videos and tweets flying around saying that the Tates were released within 24 hours. It was discovered afterward that people were stoking the fire, sharing news from the April 2022 event with the intention of spreading false news. The host confirmed again that they were detained for 30 days.
The Matrix finally got Andrew Tate
When Andrew Tate was arrested, he uttered some words that the Matrix and its agents finally got him. I thought it odd, until I listened to the Twitter Circle. I had no idea there were so many people that believe the Matrix is real.
The Tate supporters went as far as to say that the Matrix goes after those that want success, taking away their wealth when they discover the truth. On the opposite side, they said that Tate is using this belief in the Matrix to hide his crimes, making it look like the government and virtual world is after him.
There was also a discussion of Tate converting to Islam and hiding behind his new religion. I don’t really want to get into that matter, but many of the people in the group were firmly against Tate using his new Islam faith to hide his crimes.
The gist of the Andrew Tate discussion
There were many other discussion points, and I was up until at least 3 am Saturday morning listening to the debate. For the most part, many of the members feel that Andrew Tate is guilty, and they’ve been awaiting this outcome for a long time. Those who supported him only bore the character witness, but they can only tell us about the times they were actually with him. When questioned about the times they were not, they refused to speculate.
The one common thread was, “We’ll wait to see what the verdict is.” Even one of the famous supporters wasn’t willing to pass judgment, just saying we’ll have to wait and see. However, there lingered a massive air of belief that his wealth was from money laundering and preying on women with the Loverboy Method.