Male rights activist, Andrew Tate and his brother Tristan Tate, have been arrested by Romanian authorities following a raid by the Directorate for the Investigation of Organized Crime and Terrorism, Romanian media outlets reports.
The Pipera residence of Andrew Tate was allegedly raided by Romanian authorities on December 29, in connection with the kidnapping of two girls, according to a report that first appeared in the Romanian publication Libertatea. Tate and his brother have both now been arrested.
The Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism in Bucharest, or DIICOT, is said to have conducted the raid.
As the story spread over the internet, a video of Tate being taken into custody by the police and escorted outside the mansion surfaced.
Tate was detained on suspicion of rape, human trafficking, and organized criminality in connection with a “cam girl business,” among other charges.
According to the Romanian tabloid Gândul, the authorities’ confirmation that both brothers were present at the same moment was greatly influenced by Andrew’s altercation with environmental activist Greta Thunberg.
The prevailing theory is that the presence of a pizza box from a nearby Romanian chain in his video reaction to the young woman was sufficient for the mobilizing team to act.
Andrew Tate was first accused of being a human trafficker in Romania, where he currently resides, in April 2022.
Tate, however, claimed that the problems were caused by a swatting incident:
“I was not arrested. What happened is I suffered from a case of swatting. It’s very popular with people who are large on the internet.
“[Police] turned up, they investigated, they realized nobody was in the house against their will, there was no crime committed […] we had to go to the police station for 45 minutes for pieces of paper, we filled them in and we were let go.”
It should be noted that Andrew had earlier predicted his trials and tribulation, attributing to his stand on speaking the truth to the world.
More details to follow…