Andrew Tate latest news: Luxury car collection including BMWs seized from influencer’s Romania house
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Detectives investigating human trafficking claims against Andrew Tate have seized £3.2m worth of assets from his home in Bucharest.
Romanian authorities said that 29 assets – including luxury vehicles, watches and cash – had been taken from the divisive online personality.
On Saturday several cars, including a Rolls-Royce, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, were seen being taken from Mr Tate’s compound on the outskirts of the capital, to be transported to a storage location.
Mr Tate has been detained on suspicion of human trafficking and rape, which he denies. He was arrested at the end of last year and remains in custody in Romania.
Last week, the British-American lost his bid to have his detention in Romania ended. Mr Tate was arrested alongside his brother Tristian.
The detained challenged their 30-day arrest warrant, but the Bucharest court of appeals rejected the challenge this week and said they should remain in police custody.
Authorities suspect the pair, along with two Romanian nationals, of running “an organised crime group”.
ICYMI: Romanian authorities seize more luxury cars from Andrew Tate’s compound
Romanian authorities have seized luxury cars from the compound of influencer Andrew Tate, who remains in custody on rape and trafficking charges.
Anti-organised-crime prosecutors detained Mr Tate, his brother Tristan and two Romanian female suspects on 29 December on charges of forming a criminal gang to sexually exploit six women. They have denied any wrongdoing.
My colleague Joe Middleton reports:
Matt Mathers16 January 2023 15:25
How Andrew Tate became the poster boy of the hard-right
Tate should have been anathema – instead, he became a well-dressed, wealthy caricature of a successful ‘alpha male’, writes Katherine Denkinson.
Read Katherine’s full piece here:
Matt Mathers16 January 2023 14:11
Generation Tate: How can we stop losing vulnerable men to the ‘manosphere’?
Try to ignore it all we like, but young men across the world are being seduced by the misogynist, conspiratorial teachings of influencers, writes Matthew Neale. Is early compassion the way to stop it?
Read Matthew’s full piece here:
Matt Mathers16 January 2023 12:26
I’m a teacher – this is what my 15-year-olds are saying about Andrew Tate
As you might have read in recent weeks, Andrew Tate has a huge following online and his “misogynistic” views are gaining traction, particularly among disaffected young men.
Mr Tate views have become so widespread among teenagers that some schools have begun holding assemblies to counteract what critics describe as his dangerous ideology.
Here, Matt Adams, a teacher at a performing arts school in west London, talks about the impact Mr Tate is having on pupils there:
Matt Mathers16 January 2023 11:21
ICYMI: This is why young men are still listening to Andrew Tate
He’s been banned before from Twitter and TikTok and even arrested – but the self-proclaimed misogynist’s influence abounds, writes Clint Edwards.
Read Clint’s full comment piece below:
Matt Mathers16 January 2023 10:06
Re-cap: who is Andrew Tate?
Andrew Tate is no stranger to controversy.
But who is Mr Tate? Roisin O’Connor, Ellie Muir and Saman Javed report:
Matt Mathers16 January 2023 09:06
Romanian authorities seize £3.2 million of assets in Andrew Tate case
Romanian authorities said they have seized goods and money worth 18 million lei (£3.2m) as a part of a criminal inquiry into alleged human trafficking that led to the arrest of divisive internet personality Andrew Tate.
In the past week, the National Agency for the Management of Seized Assets has taken into administration 29 movable assets, including luxury vehicles and watches, and various amounts of cash in different currencies, it said in a statement late on Saturday.
On Saturday several cars, including a Rolls-Royce, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, were seen being taken from Mr Tate’s compound on the outskirts of the capital, Bucharest, to be transported to a storage location.
Mr Tate, his brother and two Romanian female suspects were detained on 29 Dec on charges of forming a criminal gang to exploit six women sexually. They have denied wrongdoing.
Matt Mathers16 January 2023 08:04
Good morning and welcome to our rolling coverage of the Andrew Tate case.
The controversial British-American online personality is detained in Romanian on suspicion of human trafficking and rape, which he denies.
We’ll bring you any updates as they come in.
Matt Mathers16 January 2023 08:01