Andrew Tate, an ex-kickboxer, and his brother Tristan have been arrested for allegedly kidnapping two girls in Romania.
Tate, 36, who rose to prominence this year for his sexist and misogynistic views, was filmed being led from his luxury villa by police after a raid on Thursday.
BREAKING: Andrew Tate and his brother Tristan have been arrested in Romania in human trafficking probe.pic.twitter.com/xeviUnt4UD
— SPORTbible (@sportbible) December 29, 2022
The British citizen, who was born in Washington DC but raised in Luton, is being investigated by the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT), with reports in Romania claiming he and his brother are being questioned on suspicion of forming an organized crime group that used girls in adult videos.
In April, police reportedly found two girls who claimed they were being held against their will and questioned the siblings.
The brothers were released while the investigation was ongoing, but they were detained again today, reportedly in connection with a human trafficking and rape investigation.
He was this week involved in a spat with climate activist Greta Thunberg with Tate boasting of his supercar collection and asking for Thunberg’s email address to “send a complete list of my car collection and their respective enormous emissions”.
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) December 28, 2022
Thunberg responded with a tweet that has since become one of the most popular in history, saying: “Yes, please educate me. Please contact me at smalldi***[email protected]”
George Takei tweeted “Greta Thunberg taking down Andrew Tate was almost as good as Andrew Tate taking himself down in that pathetic clapback attempt…which apparently revealed he was in the country, leading to his arrest by Romanian authorities for human trafficking. What a story.”
Greta Thunberg taking down Andrew Tate was almost as good as Andrew Tate taking himself down in that pathetic clapback attempt…which apparently revealed he was in the country, leading to his arrest by Romanian authorities for human trafficking. What a story.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) December 29, 2022
He also tweeted “So…Elon Musk let Andrew Tate back on Twitter, and Tate promptly used it to reveal his whereabouts to authorities in Romania who then arrested him. All because Greta Thunberg owned him so hard his little wee-wee fell off. Do I have that right? Please say I have that right.”
So…Elon Musk let Andrew Tate back on Twitter, and Tate promptly used it to reveal his whereabouts to authorities in Romania who then arrested him.
All because Greta Thunberg owned him so hard his little wee-wee fell off.
Do I have that right? Please say I have that right.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) December 29, 2022
Don’t fuck with Greta!
In all seriousness though, Andrew Tate has made it clear many times that women are merely nothing but “property” to him so I don’t doubt for a second that he’s involved in some sketchy shit.
— Taylor Dalton (@l3tdownn) December 30, 2022
I could give a damn about a Andrew Tate fr.
— gibbydontdoit (@drk_gibson) December 30, 2022
— Brent O (@OnlineDetective) December 30, 2022
While I have little respect for Andrew Tate personally, under US law the man is innocent until such a time as he may be judged guilty of these offenses by a jury of his peers. There are various good reasons to take him off Twitter. His arrest is not one of them.
— Robert in LA (@Maneki9Neko) December 30, 2022
Andrew Tate with the super last minute entry for the biggest self-inflicted L of 2022
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) December 29, 2022
BREAKING: Andrew Tate has been arrested.
Upset the elites and they will ruin you.
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) December 29, 2022
Romanian authorities needed proof that Andrew Tate was in the country so they reportedly used his social media posts. His ridiculous video yesterday featured a pizza from a Romanian pizza chain, Jerry's Pizza, confirming he was in the country.
This is absolutely epic. pic.twitter.com/kyz4pqegkJ
— Alejandra Caraballo (@Esqueer_) December 29, 2022
Andrew Tate’s cars killing themselves after Greta got him arrested pic.twitter.com/pMJZ0lrFRg
— grovy 🥭 (@grovymango) December 29, 2022
Andrew Tate’s video in response to Greta Thunberg allowed Romanian authorities to confirm he was in the country, and arrest him in human trafficking investigation, due to the pizza chain shown in the 2-minute rant. pic.twitter.com/RJzwJvZVaP
— Pop Base (@PopBase) December 29, 2022
“free andrew tate” pic.twitter.com/NNwXhyMfEE
— $𝔩𝔞𝔭☃️ (@slvppy) December 29, 2022
Andrew Tate trying to bully a teenager on the internet and failing so badly he gave his location away to the police and got arrested is the end of year gift we all needed.
— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) December 29, 2022
Andrew Tate’s Wikipedia has been updated … pic.twitter.com/u8YH1ucTAR
— Simon Harris – Man Behaving Dadly (THAT’S DADLY) (@simonharris_mbd) December 29, 2022
greta thunberg baiting andrew tate into responding to her tweet with a video of him eating pizza from a romanian restaurant that gave away his location and led to his arrest is the perfect end to 2022 pic.twitter.com/S9TOw8TQfm
— ʀoss 🎄 (@rosseireann) December 29, 2022