Andrew Tate has “categorically denied” allegations of sexual violence made by four British women who are suing him for damages related to alleged physical assaults.
Last Wednesday, it emerged that a fourth British woman had accused the social media influencer of choking her unconscious before raping her when she was a 20-year-old university student.
The former kickboxer received legal documents today from lawyers representing the four alleged victims in person at his home in Bucharest, Romania, where he is currently under house arrest with his brother Tristan on suspicion of racketeering and trafficking. of people, which he denies. .
It comes less than 24 hours after Romanian prosecutors also announced that the misogynistic influencer, his brother and two other Romanian suspects, Luana Radu and Georgiana Naghel, are now under investigation on more serious human trafficking charges.
In a strongly worded statement after attorneys at McCue Jury & Partners served him the legal documents, Tate’s team vehemently denied the allegations made by the four women and dismissed the alleged victims as “opportunists.”
Andrew Tate (who walked out of court in Bucharest on May 19 after a judge extended his house arrest) has categorically denied allegations of sexual violence made by four British women who are suing him for damages related to alleged physical assaults. .
Andrew Tate and Tristan Tate are escorted by police officers out of the headquarters of the Directorate for Investigation of Organized Crime and Terrorism in Bucharest (DIICOT) after being arrested on December 29.
A Tate spokesperson said: ‘Andrew Tate categorically denies the veracity of the allegations made by the anonymous women’s lawyers in the UK.
“Given the collective approach of the four women and the channels chosen for communications, the opportunistic nature of this effort becomes apparent, as justice is sought in the courts, not the press.
“Despite the fact that these alleged events occurred in 2014, no legal action has been taken to cover the alleged damages suffered and no evidence of said damages has been produced until Andrew became an international public figure.”
The fourth woman, now 30, to accuse Tate of sexual violence has joined three other British women in their 20s and 30s in their civil suit for damages against Tate.
They all say they were victims of sexual violence by Tate between 2013 and 2016, when he lived in the UK. The three women launched a civil lawsuit raising money for the case on a crowdfunding page.
Two of them were webcam models in his internet sex business, while the other was in a personal relationship with him.
Andrew Tate gave an interview to the BBC from his home in Romania last Thursday
Andrew Tate (left) is under house arrest in Romania with his brother Tristan (right)
The last woman to come forward told BBC Newsnight she had consensual sex with Tate after a night out in his hometown of Luton in 2014. But she said this turned violent when he strangled her and when she woke up he was still having sex with him. her, to which she did not agree.
The woman said this was her second meeting with Tate. A few months earlier they had consensual sex.
He said that while they were having sex on their second meeting, Tate put his hand to his throat and “choke” me until he passed out, and that when he regained consciousness “it was a little confusing at first,” and he “was still having sex with me’.
The woman also said Tate subjected her to violent threats, including one to kill her, adding: “He kept saying, ‘I own you, you belong to me.'”
“Throughout the night he was pretty aggressive and saying horrible things.”
The Tate siblings (seen handcuffed together), Luana Radu and Georgiana Naghel (right) arrive at the Bucharest Court of Appeal on February 27.
A Tate spokesman insisted that all sexual acts he was involved in were consensual and that he does not condone violence towards women.
The woman did not report the incident to police at the time, saying she only realized she had been sexually assaulted about six years later when she described what had happened to her friends.
The attorney for the original three women, Matt Jury, said in April when their claim was first announced: “Their allegations include rape, sexual and physical assaults, including pointing guns at the women’s heads, strangulation including with belts , accusations of the most horrible behavior”. towards women.’
In a heated interview with BBC News last Thursday, Tate insisted that he will be cleared of charges of racketeering and human trafficking.
The 36-year-old British-American said he is “absolutely, absolutely certain” he is innocent, saying instead that he is a “force for good in the world” and a “positive influence”.
In the interview at his home in Romania, he said: “We have an open criminal investigation, I am absolutely and completely sure that I will be declared innocent.”
I know the case better than you, I know it intimately and you don’t, I’ve seen all the criminal records and evidence against me and you don’t, I know the truth of what happened and you don’t.
“And I am telling you absolutely and absolutely, I have never hurt anyone, that the case that has been brought against me is completely and utterly made up and I will never be found guilty of anything.”
Several campaign groups have said Tate’s views make him a danger to young people and children viewing his content online, while the National Education Union (NEU) annual conference heard that pupils are developing views misogynistic because of him.
Schools have reported that male students sexually harass their female classmates in person and online, including requiring them to submit sexually explicit images and videos.
A Lamborghini seized in the case against Tate is towed away in Bucharest on January 14.
When told about this, he replied: ‘That’s very upsetting and the reason it’s very upsetting is because I know that’s not true, I’m a really good person. I think my impact on the world is positive.’
Tate, who has lived in Romania since 2017, has been banned from various social media platforms for violating their policies, including hate speech stemming from his misogynistic and derogatory views on women.
Under Romanian law, prosecutors have filed charges against Tate, his brother and the two female suspects, but the case is under investigation and has yet to go to trial. Prosecutors are expected to send them to trial later in June.
The four were in police custody from December 29 to March 31, when a Bucharest court placed them under house arrest.
Under Romanian law, trafficking in adults carries a prison sentence of up to 10 years.
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