DISGRACED Andrew Tate was handcuffed and frogmarched to a police station today for more questioning.
The former kickboxer and his brother, Tristan, are being held in custody until the end of February as part of a probe into rape, human trafficking, and organised crime.
7Andrew Tate arrives at DIICOT in Bucharest, RomaniaCredit: AP7Andrew arrived alongside his brother TristanCredit: AP7Tristan Tate yelled ‘they have no evidence’Credit: APOn Wednesday morning, the handcuffed pair were bundled into a police van and taken to Romania’s Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) in Bucharest.
It’s understood prosecutors are set to comb through Andrew and Tristan’s electronic equipment that was seized as part of the probe.
Police sources told Gandul the brothers would be escorted to DIICOT for the computer searches.
As the handcuffed brothers arrived, whinging Andrew said: “They know we have done nothing wrong. This file is completely empty.
“Of course it’s unjust, there is no justice in Romania unfortunately.”
Asked whether he has hurt women, Tate said: “Of course not.”
Tristan also yelled: “There is no evidence against me.
“The authorities are planning to steal my cars and steal my money. That is why I am in jail.”
The pair’s lawyer, Eugen Vidineac, reportedly added: “The relevance of this evidence remains to be seen.
“They say they have important things to say, they really want to make statements. To talk about the charges against them.”
Andrew and his brother were arrested in December after their luxury Romanian mansion was raided by police.
They are accused of luring women back to their villa, where at least six were reportedly forced to perform in adult videos that were then sold online.
As part of the wide-ranging probe, cops seized Andrew’s car collection – estimated by police sources to be worth around £6million.
Among the seized cars there is a blue Rolls Royce Wraith estimated at £310,000 and a McLaren 765LT worth up to £410,000.
The vehicles have been taken to an undisclosed location.
Former cop Luana Alexandra Radu, one of two alleged female accomplices held as part of the same probe, also arrived at DIICOT with the brothers on Wednesday, according to reports.
All four suspects are currently being held in prison in Romania after a judge ruled they must remain in custody until February 27.
Their lawyers deny all charges against them.
The Sun exclusively revealed that bother Tristan’s girlfriend Abigail Tyson and Andrew’s bodyguard Bogdan Stancu also had their homes raided by cops.
Neither is currently suspected of any wrongdoing and are being treated as potential witnesses.
Andrew initially gained fame after a short-lived appearance on Big Brother.
He was dumped from the reality show after alleged footage of him beating a woman emerged online.
Andrew – supported by his brother – then spent years creating a warped empire promoting toxic worldviews which has infected legions of fans through TikTok.
Masquerading as lifestyle advice, much of the content is actually highly sexist and promotes violence against women.
His influence has had a worrying spread amongst teenage boys, with one UK MP saying he is “brainwashing” children.
Tate and his brother are alleged to have used the “loverboy” method to recruit women for their webcam business.
It is claimed they would strike up relationships with the women before moving them to their compound and webcam studio in Romania.
DIICOT claims the women would be compelled to perform webcam shows through “physical violence and mental coercion”.
The influencer was banned from Twitter in 2017 for violating its terms of service with his controversial comments.
In August, Tate was banned from a range of other social media sites – only to then be reinstated on Twitter after the company was taken over by Elon Musk.
But The Sun revealed that YouTube is still promoting Andrew’s business despite the allegations.
7Andrew Tate went on a rambling rant about Greta Thunberg before his arrest7Tate being led away by cops in DecemberCredit: AP7Tate’s car collection has been seized by investigators as part of the probeCredit: Instagram7Tate and his brother are alleged to have used the ‘loverboy’ method to recruit womenCredit: instagram
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