Former kickboxer Andrew Tate recently faced backlash on Twitter. Tate was detained by Romanian authorities on suspicion of human trafficking, rape, and forming an organized crime group, according to Reuters. 6 injured individuals were previously identified who were sexually exploited by the organized criminal group.
Andrew Tate involved in political controversy
The daughter of a Romanian politician and TV mogul recently claimed that Tate tried to recruit her to his lurid webcam operation when she was just 16 years old.Daria Gusa – the daughter of political analyst, journalist and businessman Cozmin Gusa – said she received a message online from the influencer who was arrested last week as part of a probe into alleged sex crimes, rape, and human trafficking.
The 19-year-old Miss Gusa said she rejected his direct offer to go out with him and said she is amazed it has taken so long for the authorities to crack down on his operation, with two of his ‘angels’ also arrested in the raid.
Prosecutors say Tate and his brother Tristan allegedly recruited women on social media platforms and persuaded them to travel to their £600,000 bolthole by falsely professing love for them, before forcing them to perform on webcams.
It comes as neighbors near the kickboxer’s Romanian hideaway claim dozens of young men from Britain and the US traveled to the secretive site where at least eight women were performing on webcam sites at any time throughout the day and night.
It was on Thursday, officers raided the property and detained the Tate brothers and the so-called ‘Tate’s Angels’ – one a former sub-inspector in the Romanian police and the other his girlfriend.
Luana Radu and Georgiana Naghel are accused of being involved in the ring by luring women to the compound and then ‘coercing’ and ‘controlling’ them to create social media pornography. Miss Gusa told Romanian site Realitatea Plus:
”I had just created an account on Instagram when I received a message, quite suggestive, in which Andrew Tate basically asked me to go out with him.”
”I then asked my other colleagues, who had received similar messages, because it seemed strange to me that someone with millions of followers would contact me, who had 200. Another colleague continued to chat with him and [he] invited her directly to go out with him. Basically it was the “loverboy” method, he applied it to girls from Ilfov or Prahova, from areas as close as possible to his home.”
Miss Gusa said she does not believe she was targeted because of her influential father but because she was a young girl in the area.