Self-proclaimed misogynist influencer Andrew Tate has mentioned “there is no justice in Romania” as he was escorted in handcuffs from a police van.
Tate and his brother Tristan are being investigated over allegations of sexual assault and exploitation.
Today the pair have been taken to the Bucharest headquarters of the organisation that tackles organised crime and terrorism, often called Diicot.
Responding to a journalist’s questions as he arrived on the workplaces, British-US citizen Andrew Tate, 36, mentioned “the case file is completely empty” and “there is no justice in Romania”.
He additionally mentioned: “They know we have done nothing wrong.”
Tate denied hurting any ladies.
Tristan Tate, 34, was heard saying: “For my money. That is why I am in jail. I have money that they are trying to steal.”
Romanian prosecutors have been looking for proof on Andrew Tate’s cellphones and laptops as a part of an organised crime and human trafficking probe, mentioned Diicot spokesperson Ramona Bolla.
Last Friday, a decide determined the pair should stay in jail for an extra 30 days whereas police examine.
After the Tates have been arrested in December together with two Romanian girls, Diicot mentioned in a press release that it had recognized six victims who have been subjected to “acts of physical violence and mental coercion”.
The company added that the victims have been lured on the pretence of affection, and later intimidated.
It alleged how the victims have been saved beneath surveillance and pressured into partaking in pornographic acts for substantial monetary beneficial properties.
A lawyer for the brothers, Iona Gliga, mentioned final Friday that he thought of the ruling by a decide that they keep in detention till February as “totally unjustified”.
“Only an hour ago, the session was closed and the file has 20 volumes,” Mr Gliga mentioned.
“I find it very hard to believe that someone has the physical capacity to study the file in such a short time, as only yesterday it reached the tribunal.”
Andrew Tate, who has reportedly lived in Romania since 2017, was beforehand banned from numerous social media platforms for expressing misogynistic views and hate speech.
One publish appeared on his Twitter web page on Wednesday morning, saying: “There is no light without dark.”
This follows a string of tweets regarding his detention.
Earlier in January, Romanian authorities towed away a fleet of luxurious automobiles together with a Rolls-Royce, a Ferrari and a Porsche.
They reported seizing belongings price an estimated $3.9m (£3.16m).
Prosecutors mentioned that if they’ll show the house owners gained cash by means of illicit actions reminiscent of human trafficking, the belongings could be used to cowl the bills of the investigation and to compensate victims.
Tate unsuccessfully appealed the asset seizure.