Ex-kickboxer and self-proclaimed misogynist Andrew Tate has claimed the Romanian state has no case in opposition to him in its investigation into accusations of human trafficking.
Tate, his brother Tristan and two Romanian girls were in police custody since 29 December pending an investigation on fees of forming a felony gang to sexually exploit girls, accusations they deny.
Last week, a Romanian court docket prolonged the web famous person’s detention till 27 February. DIICOT, Romania’s Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism, in Bucharest has known six sufferers within the human trafficking case who have been subjected to “acts of physical violence and mental coercion”.
Prosecutors accuse the Tate brothers of recruiting feminine sufferers via seduction, taking them to houses at the outskirts of Bucharest after which bodily and mentally intimidating them into sexual exploitation for benefit on web websites.
Prosecutors additionally accuse Andrew Tate of raping one of the most sufferers in March 2022, which he denies.
“They know we have done nothing wrong,” Tate has instructed journalists in his first feedback for the reason that arrest. “This file is completely empty. Of course it’s unjust, there is no justice in Romania unfortunately.”
These feedback are in stark distinction to Tate’s earlier clarification for his transfer to Romania.
When requested on a podcast for his motivation, “being able to evade rape allegations” was once his reaction.
“I’m not a rapist, but I like the idea of just being able to do what I want. I like being free,” Tate persevered.
Earlier this month, Romanian government stated they had seized items and cash price 18 million lei (€3.7 million), together with luxurious vehicles and houses as part of the investigation.
“There is no evidence against me,” Tristan Tate instructed journalists. “The authorities are planning to steal my cars and steal my money. That is why I am in jail.”
Prosecutors have stated the seizure was once supposed to stop the property being bought or hid.
Earlier this morning, Romanian prosecutors carried out forensic searches of cell phones and laptops belonging to the Tate brothers.
Tate has additionally publicly complained in regards to the prerequisites of his jail cellular, together with “cockroaches, lice and bedbugs.” He’s claimed the cellular has “no light” in correspondence to fanatics on his web site.
The message reads: “They are seeking to damage me. Thrown within a cellular with out gentle. Cockroaches, lice, and mattress insects are my best buddies at evening. When the guards carry me to and from the court docket, I keep completely respectful. They attempt to pour hatred into my center.”