Romanian police confiscated a large number of luxury cars and other property worth an estimated $3.9 million (86.6 million crowns) in connection with the investigation into the case of controversial influencer Andrew Tate, the AP reported. At the end of last year, he was arrested and detained on suspicion of complicity, human trafficking and rape.
A total of 15 luxury cars, 14 designer watches and cash in various currencies were seized, Romanian authorities said in a statement. A large number of masked police participated in the raid and gathered with the authorities at Tate’s property. Among the seized cars are brands such as Rolls-Royce, Ferrari, Porsche, BMW, Aston Martin and Mercedes-Benz.
Tate, a former kickboxer with British and American citizenship, his brother and two Romanian women, a former policeman and Tate’s girlfriend, were arrested in Romania on 29 December on charges of forcing women to create pornographic content for paid websites. According to the prosecution, they harassed six women in this way. The court increased their detention from initially 24 hours to 30 days, and four of them appealed.
Tate, 36, has been banned from multiple social media sites for misogynistic comments and hateful posts, including that women are responsible for sexual assault.
This was also true for Twitter, where it has 4.5 million followers. However, after Elon Musk took over this social network, the ban was lifted, as was the case with a number of other controversial accounts. Shortly before his arrest, Tate was mutually insulting climate activist Greta Thunberg on Twitter.
The former kickboxer caught the company’s attention by appearing on the British version of the reality show Big Brother. However, he was expelled from the competition due to a video he was caught attacking a woman. Tate called the video false and edited it.
Source: Seznam Zpravy
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