Former skilled kickboxer and controversial internet personality Andrew Tate was detained in Romania Thursday, alongside together with his brother, on suspicion of human trafficking, Reuters reports.
Tate and his brother Tristan have been arrested, together with two Romanian nationals, Romanian prosecutors instructed Reuters.
“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,” prosecutors stated in an announcement obtained by Reuters.
Prosecutors additionally stated that six ladies got here ahead to assert they’d been sexually exploited by the suspects, Reuters reported.
Lawyers for the Tate brothers confirmed to Reuters that they’d been taken into custody. They will probably be held for not less than 24 hours, prosecutors instructed Reuters.
Tate is thought for spreading hate speech, misogyny and violence. In August, he was banned from each Facebook and Instagram for violating Meta’s insurance policies on harmful organizations and people. He has additionally been banned from posting to YouTube.
In 2017, he was suspended from Twitter for saying ladies “bear responsibility” for being sexually assaulted, this as allegations towards disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein have been pouring in. He was reinstated to Twitter final month after Elon Musk took possession of the company.
Earlier this week, Tate received right into a Twitter feud with local weather activist Greta Thunberg.
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