Former kickboxer Andrew Tate recently faced backlash on Twitter. Tate was recently detained by Romanian authorities on suspicion of human trafficking, rape, and forming an organized crime group, according to Reuters. According to several reports, a pizza box helped cops narrow in on Tate’s location. Tate had posted a video clip of himself in a Versace robe, smoking a cigar, while an off-camera person hands him two boxes of Jerry’s Pizza, a popular Romanian chain.
It has been noted that his arrest, merely a day after posting the video, could have been due to the pizza boxes, reported 9News. The report stated that the boxes may have helped the Romanian police zero in on his location. The authorities reportedly used the video “as proof he was in the country”, stated a report in The Independent.
In the video a pizza box was visible, which had the name of the company that had made and delivered the Italian delicacy.
Two female associates of Andrew Tate came forward to defend him, saying he never abused them, the BBC reported about the video interview.
The two women, known only by their first names Beatrice and Jasmin, appeared on the news show Observator on the Romanian channel Antenna 1.
They accused prosecutors in Romania of wrongly naming them as victims in the sex-trafficking scheme they have accused Tate of leading. Insider was not able to confirm that claim.
The women defended the character of Tate and his brother Tristan, saying they never saw them to be “aggressive or rude.”
“They’ve always respected people,” Jasmin said. Beatrice then said she had never felt threatened by the Tates or their security personnel.
“If I was, I wouldn’t be stupid enough to stay in that house,” she said.
They also said prosecutors in Romania had mistakenly considered them to be among the six victims on which they have built their case against the Tates.
Prosecutors have not named any of the women themselves, making this detail difficult to verify.
A press release by Romania’s DIICOT investigations agency, published after Tate’s arrest on December 29, 2022, said that there were six victims, one of whom alleged she had been raped.
“You can’t describe me as a victim in the case file if I’m not a victim,” Beatrice said.
The women showed tattoos they had reading “Property of Tate” and “Tate Girl.” It was not clear when they got them.