Andrew Tate, a British-American social media celebrity and a former
kickboxer, was arrested in Romania on Thursday under the charges of human trafficking. Following his arrest, a controversial video of Tucker Carlson, the
host of Fox News, defending Andrew Tate resurfaced on the internet.
On Thursday, December 29, 2022, Romanian prosecutors said that the
former kickboxer along with Tristan, his brother, and other two Romanian
suspects are being held on suspicion of human trafficking, attempting to form an
organized crime group, and committing rape.
There were allegations against Andrew and his brother for
possessing two women without their consent.
In August, Andrew Tate appeared on the show Tucker
Carlson Tonight and was asked about the allegations against him.
A video clip from
that show started trending where Tucker Carlson is asking the audience, “Why don’t they want you to hear
from Andrew Tate?”
He also adds, “Do they really think that
he’s a worse influence on the youth than, say, Cardi B? Tell us how.”
Tucker also said in his show, “They’re telling us he’s a criminal,”
he continues. “OK? Has he been charged? Who are the victims? What are
According to reports, the authorities of Romania started their
investigation in April 2022. The prosecutors also talked about the suspects and
said that they, “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.”
The prosecutors also confirmed that
there are six victims who have been identified.
Tate previously had a heated argument with Greta Thunberg, a climate activist. Tate, as a result
of which, was brutally trolled on Twitter and has also been banned from various
social media sites.
The Tate brothers were born in the United
States but hold dual citizenship in America and British.