Andrew Tate has complained to his supporters about the prison conditions he faces during his detention in Romania on alleged human trafficking and rape charges.
The self-proclaimed misogynist influencer tried to talk to reporters as he was being wheeled out of a police van outside the office where prosecutors rummaged through his computers and phones seized during a raid on his home.
Asked if his career was now over as he was being taken in handcuffs to the Organized Crime and Terrorism Investigation Directorate (DIICOT), he replied: “Absolutely not. This file is empty. Obviously [I am innocent] we have done nothing wrong, they know we have done nothing wrong. The file is completely empty.
“There is no justice in Romania,” he barks as he is dragged out of sight into the building.
His comments came a day after the Luton-born former kickboxer complained online about his treatment at the hands of Romanian authorities.
She emailed her subscribers from behind bars, saying, “They’re trying to break me.
“Thrown into a cell without light.
“Cockroaches, lice and bed bugs are my only friends at night.
“When the guards wheel me back and forth from the courtroom, I remain absolutely respectful. They try to pour hate into my heart.”
He added: ‘My prison guards are just doing their job, they have families to feed.
“My absolute respect for everyone around me is my act of absolute rebellion. They can’t break me. My guards know I’m innocent. They know it’s unfair.”
The kickboxer turned far-right influencer was arrested on Dec. 29 on suspicion of being part of an organized crime group, as well as human trafficking and rape.
The Tate brothers, according to prosecutors, used the “loverboy” method to seduce female victims by pretending they wanted a relationship or marriage with them.
The victims were then taken to properties on the outskirts of the capital Bucharest and through physical violence and mental intimidation they were sexually exploited by being forced to produce pornographic content for social media sites which generated a large financial gain, said the prosecutors.
Tristan Tate and two women were also arrested, but all four deny the charges. They could now be in custody until February 27. Under Romanian law, they can be held for up to 180 days without being charged.
Police moved into his villa on the outskirts of Bucharest in late December. It followed a Twitter feud between Andrew Tate and climate activist Greta Thunberg.
Tate posted a video, in which he was seen with local take-out pizza boxes, and rumors circulated that he revealed his whereabouts to authorities, though police denied that was true.