The Romanian prosecutor’s office accuses the British-American influencer Andrew Tate, imprisoned in Romania for alleged crimes of sexual exploitation, of forcing one of the girls he exploited as erotic models to work for up to 12 hours at a time.
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According to documents drawn up by prosecutors and collected by the news ReutersAndrew Tate and his brother Tristan, also in custody for the same crimes, used deception and intimidation to get six women under their control and “turn them into slaves”.
Given these statements, the lawyer Vidineac has said that the alleged victims of the brothers were not mistreated, but “lived at the expense of the famous Tates,” according to the court document. “They were happy and no one forced them to do these things,” he added.
the romanian publication News.rowhich cites court documents, says that the Tate brothers forced one of the young women who denounced them to earn a minimum of 10,000 euros a month by threatening to hit her if she did not get the money.
Another of the reprisals involved posting compromising photos or videos on their social media accounts if they did not raise that amount, according to the indictment against the Tates, who are charged with crimes of human trafficking, rape and the formation of a criminal group.
The testimonies collected by the prosecutors also ensure that the girls were required to pay a “debt” if they did not publish erotic content or go live on the OnlyFans adult platform and on TikTok.
One of the alleged victims said that the models used to pocket half of what they produced on these platforms, and accuses the Tate brothers of not paying them anything for their work on some occasions.
As reported the newspaper GuardianLast month, a judge extended the brothers’ detention until the end of February, appealing to the “ability… of the defendants to exercise permanent psychological control over their victims, even resorting to constant acts of violence.”
This decision was accepted by the Bucharest Court of Appeal last Wednesday after a brief hearing for which the Tate brothers arrived in a police van in handcuffs, with Andrew proclaiming his innocence to waiting reporters.
The former world champion kick boxing Andrew Tate participated in the UK’s Big Brother and left the program in 2016 after being accused of sexual assault. Tate has millions of followers online, where he posted videos in which he claimed aggressive and misogynistic masculinity associated with economic success.