Andrew Tate arrested

Andrew Tate arrested after a salty Tweet gave clues to his location

By Olivia Richman


Dec 30, 2022

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Controversial red pill podcaster Andrew Tate has been arrested.

On December 29, Tate and his brother Tristan’s home was raided by the Directorate for the Investigation of Organized Crime and Terrorism, according to Romanian media. The raid resulted in the two brothers getting taken into custody.

Tate was accused of kidnapping multiple women earlier in 2022 and he was accused of sex trafficking in the form of forcing women to do online sex work. At the time, Tate denied these claims and his followers, largely young boys, believed him to be innocent. But now it looks like there may be more evidence stacking up against the sexist content creator.

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Andrew Tate arrested for organized crime, cam girl business

Tate became popular online due to his Hustler’s University scam, which ultimately preyed on vulnerable young men who wanted to feel empowered by the ever-growing alpha male culture online. But as he continued to spread his harmful rhetoric about controlling and abusing women, he faced a lot of backlash and was even banned from social media platforms.

Elon Musk allowing Tate to come crawling back to Twitter was ultimately his downfall.

An investigation into Tate had started in 2021 as he appeared to be part of a human trafficking ring in Romania. By using “physical violence and mental coercion,” Tate and other men would “sexually exploit” women who were moved to Romania. Five search warrants were executed, leading to four people in the ring being detained. Tate remained unscathed until he got into an argument with activist Greta Thunberg on Twitter.

After getting burned by the young public figure, Tate posted a video in response. The two-minute long rant included Tate getting a pizza delivery from a local Romanian chain. This helped authorities track Tate down and locate his current address, leading to his arrest.

In response to the arrest, Tate has tweeted that “the Matrix sent their agents.” The response to his arrest has been mixed, with some people thanking Musk for ultimately getting Tate arrested and hopefully removing his harmful rhetoric from the internet while others felt that Tate was wrongfully accused of the crimes.

Former G2 Esports CEO Carlos Rodriguez has not made any public statements in regard to the arrest. After facing backlash for partying with Tate, Rodriguez stepped down from G2 Esports to save the organization from further scrutiny and financial losses. Since then, Rodriguez has been adamantly defending Tate and even diving deeper into the alpha male internet community.