Romania police detains internet sensation Andrew Tate on suspicion of human trafficking, rape and forming an organised crime group


Prosecutors in Romania announced on Thursday that they had detained Andrew Tate, a divisive internet personality and former professional kickboxer, on suspicion of human trafficking, rape, and organising a criminal organisation.

Following a search of their properties in Bucharest, prosecutors from the anti-organized crime unit announced that Tate and his brother Tristan, who have been blocked from many social media sites for making hateful and misogynistic remarks, will be detained for 24 hours along with two Romanian suspects.

“The four suspects… appear to have created an organised crime group with the purpose of recruiting, housing and exploiting women by forcing them to create pornographic content meant to be seen on specialised websites for a cost,” the prosecutors said, according to Reuters.


Six women who had been sexually exploited by the suspects, according to prosecutors, have been found. Tate has claimed that women belong to men and that they are partly to blame for being raped.