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.
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, in late 2019, Alex Jones, a well-known conspiracy theorist, reached out to Joe Rogan, a popular UFC commentator and podcast host, via text message to endorse influencer Andrew Tate as a guest on “The Joe Rogan Experience.” The SPLC reported that Tate himself had requested the endorsement from Jones, asking for a recommendation to Rogan. Jones reportedly sent Rogan Tate’s contact information and claimed to have known Tate for a few years. However, Rogan did not appear to take the recommendation, indicating that he was too booked at the time. Jones responded by saying he was just passing on the information, not serving as Tate’s agent.
“If you could drop joe a txt and recommend me for his podcast I would appreciate it,” Tate messaged Jones on the morning of December 14, 2019, per the SPLC. Jones later sent Tate’s contact information to Rogan, the center added. “I have known this guy a few years,” Jones texted Rogan, per the center. “He lives in Transylvania and is a really good guest. He is a long time fan of yours and said in the past you followed him on Twitter.” Rogan, who runs one of the most popular podcasts on Spotify, didn’t appear to accept the recommendation. “Yeah he’s been trying to get on my podcast for a while,” Rogan wrote of Tate in a text to Jones, per the SPLC. “I’m way over booked right now.”