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Andrew Tate speaks out for first time since being arrested in Romania

Andrew Tate speaks out for first time since being arrested in Romania

He and his brother were arrested in Romania last night

Andrew Tate has tweeted for the first time since he and his brother were arrested in Romania.

The social media influencer was arrested alongside his brother, Tristan, and two other suspects in relation to a human trafficking and rape investigation after his house was raided in the capital, Bucharest.

Prosecutors in Romania said: “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.”

Tate has now posted on his official Twitter account for the first time since his detainment, writing: “The Matrix sent their agents.”

The Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) is investigating alleged human trafficking, rape and the formation of an organised criminal group.

Twitter

No charges have been brought.

In a statement DIICOT said: "We make it clear that during the entire criminal process, the investigated persons benefit from the procedural rights and guarantees provided by the Code of Criminal Procedure, as well as the presumption of innocence.”

Some of the suspects allegedly used the 'loverboy' method of trafficking, which involves a man luring a victim into a relationship in order to sexually exploit them later on, DIICOT said.

The victims were subsequently transported and housed in buildings in Ilfov county, which surrounds Bucharest, where they were coerced into making pornographic content, it is alleged.

Tate acknowledged his status as a controversial figure in the video.
Twitter / @Cobratate

DIICOT also released a video of the raid, showing guns, knives, and money on display in one room.

A lawyer for the brothers has reportedly confirmed their detention.

A spokesperson for Andrew Tate last night told the Daily Mail: "We cannot provide any details at the moment regarding alleged reports that they have been detained; however, Andrew and Tristan Tate have the utmost respect for the Romanian authorities and will always assist and help in any way they can."

Earlier this week, Tate got into an online spat with climate change activist Greta Thunberg, 19.

Tate, 36, shared a photo of himself next to a Bugatti and claimed he owned 33 cars.

Tagging her in the tweet, he wrote: “Please provide your email address so I can send a complete list of my car collection and their respective enormous emissions.”

She replied: “Yes, please do enlighten me. email me at smalld**[email protected].”

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/AndrewTate Twitter/DurdenLebowsk