UNCHEAVEN Andrew Tate was handcuffed today and taken in a frog march to a police station for further questioning.
The former kickboxer and his brother Tristan have been detained until the end of February as part of an investigation into rape, human trafficking and organized crime.
On Wednesday morning, the handcuffed couple were bundled into a police van and taken to the Romanian Directorate for the Investigation of Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) in Bucharest.
It is clear that prosecutors will search Andrew and Tristan’s electronic equipment seized as part of the investigation.
Police sources told Gandul that the brothers would be escorted to DIICOT for the computer examinations.
When the handcuffed brothers arrived, Andrew lamented, “They know we have done nothing wrong. This file is completely empty.
“Of course it is unjust, unfortunately there is no justice in Romania.”
Asked if he has hurt women, Tate replied, “Of course not.”
Tristan also yelled, “There’s no evidence against me.
“The authorities are planning to steal my cars and my money. That’s why I’m in jail.”
The couple’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 police raided their luxurious Romanian mansion.
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 extensive investigation, officers seized Andrew’s car collection – estimated to be worth around £6 million, according to police sources.
Among the cars seized is a blue Rolls Royce Wraith valued at £310,000 and a McLaren 765LT worth up to £410,000.
The vehicles were taken to an unknown location.
Former police officer Luana Alexandra Radu, one of two alleged female accomplices detained as part of the same investigation, also arrived at DIICOT with the brothers on Wednesday, according to reports.
All four suspects are currently in custody in Romania after a judge ruled that they should remain in custody until February 27.
Their lawyers deny all charges against them.
The Sun exclusively revealed that police had the homes of Tristan’s girlfriend Abigail Tyson and Andrew’s bodyguard Bogdan Stancu raided.
Neither are currently suspected of any wrongdoing and are being treated as potential witnesses.
Andrew initially gained fame after a short-lived appearance in Big Brother.
He was dropped from the reality show after alleged footage emerged online of him punching a woman.
Andrew – backed by his brother – then spent years creating a twisted empire promoting toxic worldviews that has infected legions of fans through TikTok.
Much of the content, which masquerades as lifestyle advice, is in fact highly sexist and promotes violence against women.
His influence has disturbingly spread among teenage boys, with a British MP saying he “brainwashes” children.
Tate and his brother are said to have used the “loverboy” method to recruit women for their webcam business.
It is alleged that they would form relationships with the women before moving to their compound and webcam studio in Romania.
DIICOT alleges that the women would be forced to perform webcam shows through “physical violence and mental coercion”.
The influencer was banned from Twitter in 2017 for violating the terms of service with his controversial comments.
In August, Tate was banned from a range of other social media sites – only to reappear on Twitter after the company was acquired by Elon Musk.
But The Sun revealed that YouTube is still promoting Andrew’s company despite the allegations.