Andrew Tate: Arrested in Romania in Rape Investigation the Day After Posting Greta Thunberg Clapback Video

Arrested in Romania in Rape Investigation the Day After Posting Greta Thunberg Clapback Video

Andrew Tate
Andrew Tate, a controversial media personality and former professional kickboxer, has reportedly been arrested in Romania by anti-terrorism authorities.
He was detained along with his brother, Tristan Tate, on suspicion of forming an organized crime group that exploits girls for adult videos, according to Romanian newspaper Libertatea.

Andrew and Tristan Tate are being investigated for human trafficking and rape and will reportedly be taken to DIICOT (Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism) for questioning.

DIICOT confirmed the raid but did not name the suspects. The brothers’ lawyer confirmed to Reuters they had been detained.

A criminal file has been opened on the names of the British brothers. According to Romanian news channel Antena 3 CNN, a former policewoman was also searched and questioned for her alleged involvement in the case.

In April, Romanian authorities found two young women (one with American citizenship) in a villa in Voluntari, who claimed they were held by force by the Tates. The brothers were questioned at DIICOT for five hours and then released, but inquiries continued, per Libertatea.

Earlier this week, Andrew Tate tagged 19-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg in tweet, bragging about his 33 cars. “Please provide your email address so I can send a complete list of my car collection and their respective enormous emissions,” he wrote.

Thunberg responded, “Yes, please do enlighten me. Email me at”

The tweet quickly became one of the most popular tweetcs, with nearly 3 million likes.

On Wednesday, Tate responded to Thunberg in a video, in which he eats pizza from a box labeled “Jerry’s Pizza,” a Romanian restaurant chain.

Tate rose to fame in 2016 as a guest on the British reality show “Big Brother,” on which he drew criticism for homophobic and racist comments made on Twitter. He was kicked off the series after a video that seemingly showed him hitting a woman with a belt surfaced. Tate and the woman both said the actions were consensual.

Elon Musk rescinded Tate’s Twitter ban a month ago.

The Tate brothers started a webcam business in which they sold “fake sob stories” to male callers. Andrew claims to have made millions of dollars from the operation, which he later admitted was a “total scam.”