Romanian prosecutors take away luxury cars seized in Andrew Tate case

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Romanian organized crime prosecutors detained Tate, his brother Tristan and two Romanian female suspects on December 29 on charges of forming a criminal gang to sexually exploit six women. They denied wrongdoing.

A Reuters journalist saw several cars, including Rolls-Royce, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, being taken from the Tate compound on the outskirts of the capital, Bucharest, to be transported to a storage location.

Earlier this week, prosecutors told Reuters they seized 15 luxury vehicles and more than 10 properties and houses belonging to the suspects in Bucharest and the counties of Prahova and Brasov to prevent the assets are sold or hidden.

Tate’s attorney was not immediately available for comment.

The four suspects challenged their 30-day arrest warrant earlier this week, but Bucharest’s appeals court rejected the challenge and said they should remain in police custody. .

Tate, a former contestant on UK reality show Big Brother, gained notoriety for misogynistic remarks and hate speech.

His remarks got him banned from all major social media platforms, although his Twitter account was reactivated in November after Elon Musk acquired the platform.

Tate, who has American and British nationality, said that women are partly responsible for being raped and that they belong to men.

(Reporting by Octav Ganea; Writing by Anna Koper; Editing by Helen Popper)

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