The brothers, who are British citizens, are under investigation for forming an organized criminal group responsible for kidnapping young women and exploiting them by making them the subjects of porn videos intended to be sold via websites like OnlyFans, sources told Romanian media.
“We cannot provide any details at the moment regarding alleged reports that they have been detained,” a representative for Andrew told BuzzFeedNews. “However, Andrew and Tristan Tate have the utmost respect for the Romanian authorities and will always assist and help in any way they can.”
On Friday, Andrew Tate tweeted, “The Matrix sent their agents.”
DIICOT said on Thursday that the suspects, including two Romanians, would be detained for at least 24 hours for questioning. All four were later ordered by a judge to be held for 30 days during the ongoing investigation, the Associated Press reported.
Just a day before his arrest, Andrew — a former kickboxer who has described married women as “property” — got into a Twitter spat with 19-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg.