Andrew Tate, a famous “self-help” social media influencer who bills himself as the “King of Toxic Masculinity,” detain in Romania on charges of human trafficking, rape, and organizing a criminal organization.
Andrew Tate and his brother Tristan appeared in court today to request their release from incarceration in Romania.
Many people throughout the world will be watching to see what happens next.
The charges leveled against the couple, as well as two women, center on rape, human trafficking, and organized crime. They come on the heels of the arrests of all four at the end of December.
The Tates were seized at their huge house in a Bucharest suburb and thrown in cells near the main appeal court, where they are scheduled to appear today.
They’ve stayed there ever since, with the exception of a brief period when one of the brothers was reportedly evacuated for medical treatment.
Their attorneys will argue that their incarceration is illegal and that property taken by Romanian officials should be restored to them.
Andrew Tate has referred to himself as the “King of Toxic Masculinity” and claims to have amassed a fortune through a business empire centered on webcam pornography and the so-called “Hustlers University,” which charges members a monthly fee to teach them how to make more money and has been criticized as a pyramid-selling scheme designed solely to promote Tate’s growing celebrity.
The claims against him center on the claim that he and his brother brought women to Romania under the guise of a love connection and then forced them to perform pornographic activities under duress, which were subsequently videotaped.
Tate was kicked from Instagram and TikTok for publishing nasty content, but his Twitter account, which has 4.4 million followers, was just reinstated following Elon Musk’s takeover of the network.