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'Just false information': Andrew Tate's fans emerge out of the woodwork to defend influencer after bail

Soon after the release, Andrew Tate tweeted to his three million followers, 'The Matrix sent their agents'
Andrew Tate was arrested in Romania as part of a human trafficking and rape investigation (YouTube/Anthony Pompliano and WION)
Andrew Tate was arrested in Romania as part of a human trafficking and rape investigation (YouTube/Anthony Pompliano and WION)

BUCHAREST, ROMANIA: Controversial online influencer and former professional kickboxer Andrew Tate was arrested alongside his brother Tristan on Thursday, December 29, in Romania as part of a human trafficking and rape investigation. Tate, who is infamous for his misogynistic comments and views, gained notoriety after Twitter banned him for saying women should "bear responsibility" for being sexually assaulted. He was later reinstated. 

In 2016, the internet celebrity skyrocketed to fame when he attacked a woman on the British TV show 'Big Brother' and was subsequently removed from it. He soon gained a massive fan following, particularly among young men, despite facing bans from multiple social media platforms. Tate is known for promoting an ultra-masculine, ultra-luxurious lifestyle, appearing in videos with his fleet of expensive sports cars, private jets, and on expensive holidays.


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Tate was released on bail just a day after his arrest. The bail amount hasn't been disclosed. Soon after the release, the four-time kickboxing world champion tweeted to his more than three million followers, “The Matrix sent their agents.” 


While his release is sure to have disappointed several including Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, scores of his "alpha male" followers have emerged out of the woodwork to defend the 36-year-old. One user tweeted, "Im from that part of Europe. If u are wealthy and have huge contacts you live pretty well in prison Kinda like in the good fellas movie. I can guarantee this dude will have an army on his side if he spends anytime in prison. Money is king in that part of the world." 

Another wrote, "No, Tate explained this ... he went to the police station, signed some papers and was released 45 mins later it was a bogus swatting - there was nobody in his house that was trafficked or held against their will". Someone else tweeted, "So apparently someone called the embassy and said he had women held hostage in his house, which was false, it wasn't about money or connections, just false information by people praying for his downfall because of something they heard." 




Meanwhile, a follower advised Tate, "Great. Make sure your next decision is wise. Look after yourself otherwise this mess won’t stop." "Yeah it’s pretty sad someone can call the local police in Romania and anonymously make a statement and from there they go and detain you… imagine how easily even you could end up in the same situation," another pointed out.  



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