Andrew Tate, 36, and his 34-year-old brother Tristan were arrested Thursday night for alleged sex trafficking from a $700,000 Romanian warehouse that they had became a full-time living space.
Andrew bought the property – positioned within the town of Voluntari, near Bucharest – in 2017 when he first moved to Romania.
Emory-born Andrew Tate III, a social media influencer and self-confessed misogynist, said his decision to go away the UK was 40% based on avoiding rape charges as police investigated allegations of abuse.
Andrew moved to the UK when he was young after his father, Emory Tate, had difficulty finding work within the US.
“So on the age of 11 I used to be [the] master of the home,” he said, claiming that he soon began working within the markets while still in class.
In one video explaining why he moved from the UK to Romania, Andrew said: “I’m not a rapist but I like the thought of doing what I need. I like being free” in accordance with the Guardian.
Photos of his Romanian mansion, where he used to point out viewers around, show a really obvious studio apartment with elegant furniture and a contemporary style.
One room has a high-tech monitor display with multiple channels of surveillance video, and one other has a James Bond-style glass-fronted wardrobe displaying an array of guns and black jackets.
The paneled room with leather armchairs appears to be the identical place where Andrew recorded his widely derided critique of climate activist Greta Thunberg, where he was seen smoking a cigar.
It also incorporates a large chessboard as a tribute to his late dad who was a world game master and probably the greatest lively players on this planet before his death in 2015 on the age of 56.
It was from this house that he ran “Hustler University,” in accordance with the Guardian, where some 127,000 men pay him $47 a month for advice on wealth and life typically.
Previously released video of the arrest shows officers with battering rams and pistols combing through the darkened villa before escorting Andrew to his automobile.
Prosecutors have charged that each brothers are suspects in an allegedly organized crime group that “sexually abused” at the least six womenwho were allegedly recruited, detained and compelled to display pornographic videos on the market online.
During the raid, officers recovered a wide range of weapons, including several handguns, knuckledusters, an axe, and swords of assorted lengths, in addition to piles of cash.
Andrew’s rise to fame began in 2016 when he appeared on the British reality show “Big Brother”.
Seven days later, he was fired from the show after a video surfaced of him whipping and beating up a woman for other men. A second video surfaced of him telling the lady to count the bruises he inflicted on her.
He said that if a person in a relationship has sex with another person, “that is not cheating, it’s an exercise” – and went on to say that if a partner “even talks to a man, that is cheating.”
Andrew’s views have led to quite a few online bans, starting in 2017 when – at the peak of his accusations against disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein – he was suspended by Twitter for saying women should “be held accountable” for sexual assault or rape.
As for his wealth, Andrew said he made his first million when he was 27 – “then I had 100 million dollars by the point I used to be 31,” he told Adin Ross in an interview broadcast live earlier this yr. “I recently became a billionaire … the primary billionaire on this planet,” he claimed, even implying that he has accrued greater than 3 times as much as Elon Musk’s bank with the richest of the latter.