Andrew Tate and Brother Detained in Romania on UK Sex Offence Charge

Controversial influencer Andrew Tate, along with his brother Tristan, have been detained in Romania facing sex offence charges from the UK, according to police reports on Tuesday (Mar 12).

Romanian officials confirmed the enforcement of “two European arrest warrants issued by UK judicial authorities for sexual offences and exploitation within the UK.”

Following a decision by a Bucharest court, the brothers were ordered to be held for an initial 24-hour period, as stated by police.

Known for his misogynistic views and significant digital footprint, Andrew Tate, together with Tristan, is also pending trial in Romania on separate accusations including human trafficking, rape, and the establishment of a criminal organization aimed at sexually exploiting women.

A representative for Tate announced on Tuesday that the Tate brothers were “under arrest,” highlighting that the arrest warrants originated from Westminster Magistrates Court.

In June 2023, four women, through their legal representatives, warned of impending legal action against Tate in English courts for alleged sexual assaults. The notice was delivered by the British law firm McCue Jury and Partners, accusing the ex-kickboxer of offenses ranging from violent assaults to coercive behavior between 2013-2016, a period when Tate resided in the UK.

Representatives for the Tate brothers have firmly refuted all charges, condemning what they call a manipulative employment of the legal framework.