Andrew Tate and brother whinge that Romanian authorities ‘are trying to steal our cars and money’
Andrew Tate and his brother Tristan today whinged that authorities are ‘trying to steal our cars and money’ as they were escorted into Romania’s police headquarters.
Tate, 36, who was arrested last month with Tristan on suspicion of human trafficking, rape and forming an organised crime group to exploit women, claimed he had ‘done nothing wrong’ as he was led from a police van into the anti-organised crime agency headquarters in Bucharest.
Both brothers wore handcuffs. Tristan whinged: ‘They have no evidence, they’re trying to steam my cars, my money, that is why I’m in jail.’
He was followed by Tate, who shouted ‘there is no justice in Romania’ while insisting there is ‘no proof’ he exploited girls and forced them to create pornographic content on webcams.
Andrew Tate (pictured, with police officer) and his brother Tristan today whinged that Romanian authorities are ‘trying to steal our cars and money’ as they were escorted from their prison cell to Romania’s police headquarters
Tristan, wearing handcuffs as he was taken into the building by a police officer, whinged: ‘They have no evidence, they’re trying to steam my cars, my money, that is why I’m in jail’
The grandstanding came after Tate moaned about the conditions of his cell, claiming it is crawling with ‘cockroaches, lice and bed bugs’ and ‘has no light’.
A Romanian court ruled last week the brothers will stay in jail until February 27 after prosecutors requested another 30-day extension on their arrest.
Tate and Tristan, both in black clothes, were today escorted from a police van into the Romanian directorate for investigating organised crime and terrorism building.
The former professional kickboxer turned to reporters waiting outside the building and insisted: ‘They know we have done nothing wrong. The case file is empty.’
‘Of course it’s unjust, there’s no justice in Romania unfortunately,’ he added as he was escorted into the headquarters.
When asked ‘did you hurt any girls’, the controversial influencer did not turn around as he replied: ‘Of course not.’
He is accused of recruiting scores of woman and holding them under house arrest ‘like prisoners’ while forcing them to create online pornographic content on webcams.
The brothers’ alleged sex trafficking victims claimed they would call them ‘slaves’ and duped them into becoming webcam porn workers with promises of marriage.
A handcuffed Tate (pictured) shouted ‘there is no justice in Romania’ while insisting there is ‘no proof’ he exploited girls and forced them to create pornographic content on webcams
Today, Tate (pictured) and Tristan, both wearing black clothes, were escorted from a police van into the Romanian Directorate for Investigating Organised Crime and Terrorism building
Police officers escort Tristan Tate outside Romania’s organised crime investigation HQ in Bucharest, where prosecutors examined confiscated electronic equipment on Wednesday
The brothers are now in jail until February 27 and Tate sent a moaning message to followers of his website with the title: ‘My first email from imprisonment’.
He said he would continue to send rambling emails, which the self-proclaimed misogynist called his ‘daily lessons from unjust imprisonment’.
Tate complained: ‘They are trying to break me. Thrown inside a cell without light.
‘Cockroaches, lice, and bed bugs are my only friends at night.
‘When the guards bring me to and from the courtroom, I stay absolutely respectful. They try to pour hatred into my heart.’
Tate also mentions the prison guards on multiple occasions, claiming they ‘know I am innocent’ and ‘are just performing their job’ as ‘they have families to feed’.
Tate’s Twitter feed has continued to post, although it is unclear if the Tweets are from him or one of his representatives.
He recently Tweeted that he is now allowed to receive mail, and encouraged his following to send him an email.
Tate has also continued his whining on Twitter, with one Tweet reading: ‘In the darkened silence of solitary confinement there is almost no noise. Pray for me, I can hear you.’
He also claimed: ‘every generation’s great revolutionaries suffer from unfair imprisonment.’
Andrew Tate sent an email to his subscribers where he complained about conditions in the prison
Tate is accused of recruiting scores of women and holding them under house arrest while forcing them to create online pornographic content. Pictured: Tate on a private jet in an image posted to his social media
Tate – along with his younger brother Tristan, and two Romanian women, Luana Radu and Georgiana Naghel – was arrested last month and remanded in custody for 30 days. They deny any wrongdoing.
He is accused of recruiting scores of women and forcing them to create online pornographic content on webcams.
Romanian prosecutors allege that Tate recruited the women on social media platforms and then lured them to his compound in Bucharest by falsely professing his love and intention to marry them.
Romania authorities seized 15 luxury cars from Tate’s villa on the outskirts of the capital, as well as 14 designer watches, and cash worth an estimated 3.6 million euros (£3.17 million).
The British-US citizen currently has 4.7 million followers on Twitter, having previously been banned from various social media platforms for expressing misogynistic views and hate speech.
The court in Bucharest has since extended his detainment until February 27.
Tate was furious over the decision and told his lawyers that he is ‘being arrested for a crime of opinion’.
Constantin Ioan Gliga, one of the defence lawyers, told Romanian news outlet Gandul: ‘We continue to maintain that practically at this moment the Tate brothers are being arrested for a crime of opinion, for what they said, at some point, in the online environment and not for what they actually did in their private lives.’
Gliga added that the decision was ‘unjustified and totally exaggerated’.
The judge’s ruling came after all four – Tate, Tristan, Luana Radu, and Georgiana Naghel – lost an appeal earlier this month at a Bucharest court, which ruled to uphold a judge’s December 30 move to uphold an earlier decision to extend their arrest from 24 hours to 30 days.