Andrew Tate is set to find out if he will be sent back to jail on Friday after appearing in Romanian court with his brother over human trafficking and rape charges.
Tristan Tate and two Romanian women – Luana Radu and Georgiana Nagel – were also charged in the case, which was unsealed on Tuesday.
As he arrived to the Bucharest court earlier today – passing through a media scrum and flanked by bodyguards – he declared: ‘I believe in justice and God’.
Romania’s anti-organised crime prosecution unit (DIICOT) have alleged that the defendants set up a criminal organisation and sexually exploited several victims.
The brothers deny all the accusations, but if found guilty they would face years in prison. The timing of the trial is unclear, but it could take several years.
Andrew Tate (pictured today) is set to find out if he will be sent back to jail on Friday after appearing at Romanian court with his brother over human trafficking and rape charges
Tristan Tate (seen top-right) and two Romanian women – Luana Radu and Georgiana Nagel – were also charged in the case, which was unsealed on Tuesday
As he arrived to the Bucharest court earlier today – passing through a media scrum and flanked by bodyguards, Andrew Tate (pictured) declared: ‘I believe in justice and God’
Tate and his brother left the courthouse after a 90 minute hearing, with the more famous of the two thanking their supporters ‘we have around the world.’
‘We get tens of thousands of messages of support every day. We’re not the first affluent and wealthy men to find ourselves in this situation, unfortunately it happens quite a lot. This my home and I look forward to being found innocent.’
When asked by MailOnline if he had got the ‘justice’ he had hoped for, he shrugged his shoulders before walking away with his brother and entourage before getting into a Porsche which drove them away.
A decision on whether the men should be sent back to jail pending the start of the trial will be announced on June 23.
The pair arrived earlier in the day for the preliminary hearing in which a judge is set to decide whether or not to proceed to a full trial.
Surrounded by media and flanked by bodyguards, Tate made his comment about ‘God and justice’ as he entered the court building which saw several TV camera crews fall over in the melee.
Tate took to social media last night to lash out at the indictment, claiming it was issued as part of a broader conspiracy against him being carried out by the ‘Matrix’.
In his typical chauvinistic style, the 36-year-old released a video of himself sitting in a darkened room smoking a cigar, titled ‘What happens next?’, shortly followed by another video showing a collection of news clips reporting on sexual assault charges being dropped against a number of high-profile men.
In the first 13-minute clip, Tate attacks the media over what he says is unfair treatment – and thus, he claims, proving ‘the Matrix’ is working against him.
When addressing his followers, Tate has often referred to the concept of ‘The Matrix’ as a global conspiracy trying to control the world (a reference to the sci-fi movie franchise of the same name which depicts a dystopian world in which humanity is unknowingly trapped inside a computer programme controlled by machines).
Tate frames himself to his followers as being someone who will help people break free of this ‘control’.
In the latest clip, he claims that he has ‘been offered to sell my soul very many times.’
He says: ‘I want everyone at home to understand. You do not become the most Googled man on earth, especially amongst a group of young men which have money to spend, without very large companies and corporations becoming extremely interested in you.
‘I’ve been offered $50-$60 million by companies I’m not going to name. All I had to do what shut up. Shut up, take the money. Wear the stupid had. Wave around the stupid drink, whatever it is. And continue to agree with whatever the Matrix says, regardless of my own personal feelings, my personal views and beliefs.
‘And I refuse to do that, I refuse to sell my soul,’ he adds.
He says if he had ‘sold his soul’ to a large corporation, he doubts ‘this level of Matrix attack would ever have happened to me.’ If he had ‘sold his soul’ to a corporation, that corporation would ‘speak to the media’ which would then ‘treat me as an ally.’
Surrounded by media, Tate made his comment about ‘God and justice’ as he entered the court building which saw several TV camera crews fall over in the melee
Andrew Tate walks between bodyguards as he arrives at the Bucharest Tribunal, in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, June 21
Andrew Tate arrives at the Bucharest Tribunal, in Bucharest, Romania, June 21
Andrew Tate walks between bodyguards as he arrives at the Bucharest Tribunal today
Andrew Tate and his brother Tristan (left) arrive at the Bucharest court today
Tate took to social media last night to lash out at the indictment, claiming it was issued as part of a broader conspiracy against him being carried out by the ‘Matrix’ in a video (pictured)
Claiming to answer what happens next, Tate suggests that he is expecting charges to be brought against him in the UK.
Earlier this month, a fourth British woman claimed she she was victim of sexual assault by the influencer, alleging the he choked her until she lost consciousness.
The 30-year-old has joined a civil claim for damages against Tate, after three other women said in April that they intended to begin proceedings.
‘Don’t know what for, I’ve done nothing wrong,’ he says on this suggestion in the video. ‘Something’s going to appear from nowhere.’ He then says that he has ‘very high-level friends and whistleblowers who are confirming exactly that.’
He then says that he expects the Romanian government is going to charge him, which happened before he released the video. It was not clear if the video was recorded prior to the indictment, or if Tate was trying to make it appear that way.
‘I really truly believe that, even with Romanian controlled justice systems or Matrix controlled justice systems, I will be found innocent,’ Tate tells viewers, ‘because I know the case file, I know what’s in it.’
He then predicts that the trial could take as long as two years, and that he has been charged because ‘that’s how the Matrix works.’
Along with the video – viewed over four million times – Tate also put a link to his website urging his followers to purchase Andrew Tate merchandise or donate.
He also tweeted bizarre messages claiming to be ‘back’.
‘In the depths of despair, a chant shapes reality. Top G. Top G. Top G. Bursting forth from chaos emerges the embodiment of virtue and hope. A presence which rattles the earth, championing the oppressed and dispelling darkness. HES BACK, he wrote in one message posted on Wednesday morning.
Along with the video of news reels about high-profile men being acquitted of sexual assault accusations, he wrote: ‘Men. This isn’t about me. This isn’t about whether you like me or not. This is about all of us. Today it’s me.
‘Tomorrow it’s you. Nobody is safe from these lies.’
Tate’s brother Tristan also took to Twitter, writing: ‘They’ve finished the investigation! Progress at last. These 15 months have been hell on everybody I care about.
‘If I were the police I’d have ended the ‘investigation’ after a week when the two girls were caught bragging about lying and discussing the future financial and fame benefits they would get by doing so.
‘None the less this ‘file’ will now finally be in the hands of a judge.’
He added: ‘This means the evidence will finally be reviewed.
‘Up until now no judge has looked at the evidence and even tried to make a ‘guilty’ or ‘not guilty’ determination. The case was in the hands of investigators who were fighting to keep me in jail so they could ‘keep investigating’.
‘Horrible I know. But the good part starts now.’
Tate’s brother Tristan and two Romanian women were also charged in the case, with the four (pictured in handcuffs in February) set to appear in court today at around 9am GMT
Police detained Tate and the other three suspects in late December last year and they were placed under house arrest at the end of March.
‘While this news is undoubtedly predictable, we embrace the opportunity it presents to demonstrate their innocence and vindicate their reputation,’ Tate’s media team said in response to the indictment.
They added the case ‘allows us to present a comprehensive body of evidence, diligently collected and prepared over time, which will undoubtedly substantiate the brothers’ claims of innocence’.
Romanian authorities have asked for the defendants to stay under house arrest.
The four are accused of forming an organised criminal group in early 2021 ‘with a view to committing the crime of trafficking in persons on the territory of Romania, but also in other countries, such as the United States and the United Kingdom,’ DIICOT prosecutors.
They said the organised criminal group sexually exploited seven victims ‘through acts of physical violence and psychological coercion’.
The victims were forced ‘to engage in pornographic acts with a view to producing and disseminating such material via social media platforms,’ DIICOT prosecutors said.
Prosecutors have ordered the seizure of around £10 million worth of the Tate brother’s assets, including 15 high-value cars (pictured), 14 luxury watches and about £440,000 held in cryptocurrency, the agency’s statement said
They added that one of the defendants – through physical violence and psychological pressure – coerced one victim in March 2022 to ‘repeatedly engage in sexual relations’.
A source close to the investigation told AFP news agency that the defendant was Andrew Tate. A spokeswoman for Tate when asked to confirm declined to comment to AFP, saying they would ‘give more details’ later.
Prosecutors also ordered the seizure of around £10 million worth of the Tate brother’s assets, including 15 high-value cars, 14 luxury watches and about £440,000 held in cryptocurrency, the agency’s statement said.
The brothers live in a high security gated compound in Bucharest.
It is claimed the seven victims, who were allegedly brought to and kept in the outskirts of Bucharest, were recruited through the ‘loverboy method’.
The brothers mislead them with fake feelings of love and plans for lasting partnerships, prosecutors said.
As part of the probe, Romanian police raided several properties connected to the Tate brothers and seized assets, including a collection of luxury cars.
A dual citizen of the United States and Britain, former kickboxer Andrew Tate moved to Romania years ago, after first starting a webcam business in the UK.
In 2016, Tate appeared on the ‘Big Brother’ reality television show in Britain but was removed after a video emerged showing him attacking a woman.
He then turned to social media platforms to promote his divisive views. He currently has 6.9 million followers on Twitter.
Police detained Tate and the other three suspects in late December last year (pictured) and they were placed under house arrest at the end of March
Giving tips on how to be successful, along with misogynistic and sometimes violent maxims, his videos have made him one of the world’s best-known influencers.
‘I am absolutely sexist, and I’m absolutely a misogynist,’ Tate said in a 2021 interview.
Last week, a British law firm served Andrew Tate with legal papers with four women threatening him with a lawsuit in the English courts over allegations of sexual assault.
A statement from the law firm described the women’s allegations ‘including violent rapes, serious physical assault, and controlling and coercive behaviour.’
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