Andrew Tate visited in prison in early hours by mystery diplomat

Controversial social media influencer Andrew Tate, who has been arrested on charges of human trafficking, rape and forming an organised crime group, was reportedly visited in jail by “mysterious man with diplomatic immunity” late on Thursday night.

Tate, who along with his brother Tristan is being held in the Central Prison of the Capital Police in Romanian capital Bucharest, talked long into the night with a representative from an un-named embassy.

The US-born former kickboxer and MMA fighter is currently a British citizen. He has described himself in the past as "absolutely a sexist" and "absolutely a misogynist” and has been banned from social media platforms for his vile misogynistic hate speech.

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Tate, 36, is behind a webcam venture which he has happily admitted was a ‘total scam” in which he employed dozens of attractive young models to tell convincing “sob stories” to desperate men online.

He was arrested on December 29 at his property in suburban Bucharest.

Prosecutors say that Tate, along with three other suspects, appeared to have “created an organised crime group with the purpose of recruiting, housing and exploiting women by forcing them to create pornographic content meant to be seen on specialised websites for a cost”.

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A representative of Romanian police unit DIICOT told local news site Gandul that Tate, his brother and two other suspects had used “acts of physical violence and mental coercion” to force the women into taking part in adult videos.

One of the four has also been charged with rape, although in accordance with Romanian law the name of that defendant has not been made public.

While the suspects were being held in Bucharest, Gandul reports, the Tate brothers were visited by “a man with diplomatic immunity”. The embassy representative did not leave the jail until 1.30am on Thursday morning.

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The Tates and their two co-defendants are expected to be held for at least for 30 days, a spokesperson for the Romanian prosecutor’s office said.

A spokesperson for the two brothers told reporters: “Andrew and Tristan Tate have the utmost respect for the Romanian authorities and will always assist and help in any way they can”.

Another representative for Tate claimed that the allegations of human trafficking were “an orchestrated hoax put on by The Matrix” – a reference to Tate’s conspiracy theory beliefs.

If convicted, they could face several years behind bars.

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