He claims his prison cell is “wired”.
Controversial influencer Andrew Tate, currently jailed in Romania on sex trafficking allegations, complains that his prison cell is dirty, dark and infested with cockroaches and lice.
The jailed ex-kickboxer expressed his grievances in an email to fans after a Romanian court recently ruled he would be jailed for another month, Jam Press reported.
In the message to subscribers to his website, titled “My first email from prison,” the British-American businessman wrote: “They’re trying to break me. Thrown into a cell with no light.”
“Roaches, lice and bed bugs are my only friends at night,” lamented Tate, 36, who has over 4.7 million followers on Twitter but has been banned from multiple social media platforms for alleged hate speech and misogynist views.
Tate trolls climate activist Greta Thunberg in video. The pizza box pictured was a lead for Romanian police officers, who used it to locate and arrest Tate.
Andrew Tate fills up one of his many luxury cars.
British-American former professional kickboxer and controversial influencer Andrew Tate (third from right) and his brother Tristan Tate (second from right) arrive handcuffed and escorted by police at a courthouse in Bucharest, Romania, January 10, 2023 to a court hearing on her appeal against pre-trial detention for alleged human trafficking, rape and criminal organization.
Despite the allegedly abominable conditions in his cell, Tate claims he is a model prisoner.
“When the guards take me to and from the courtroom, I remain absolutely respectful,” the ex-combatant claimed, adding that the guards know he’s “innocent” despite the powers that be trying to “put hatred in my heart.” to pour”.
Tate and his brother Tristan, 34, were arrested December 29 along with two Romanian women in Bucharest on allegations of rape and participation in a criminal ring that exploited women to create pornographic material.
Police raids on Tate’s property that same day turned up stacks of money, designer watches and even weapons, including pistols, a hatchet and swords. Meanwhile, on January 14, investigators were seen towing the Tate brothers’ fleet of luxury supercars from their mansion on the outskirts of the city.
While the siblings were originally detained for just a month, Romanian judges ruled the couple would remain in detention until February 27.
Authorities seized stacks of money from the Tate residence.Andrew Tate
Tate frequently flaunted his lavish lifestyle on social media.Twitter/Andrew Tate
Brothers Andrew and Tristan Tate light cigars.Andrew Tate/Instagram
As no formal charges have been filed, neither Andrew nor Tristan have closed pleas – although they unsuccessfully appealed their detention last week.
Tate’s defender Constantin Ioan Gliga has since called the judgment “unfair and utterly excessive” and claimed they were being punished for their opinions and not for “what they actually did in their private lives”.
Meanwhile, Tate’s security chief Bogdan Stancu called the influencer’s accusers “stupid” for believing they would be “his next wife”.
Tate, meanwhile, continues to claim he is innocent. “I am in custody while they ‘search’ for evidence,” the disgraced social media star claimed in a Twitter post Thursday. “Evidence they will never find because we are not guilty.”
I am in custody while they “search” for evidence.
Evidence they’ll never find because we’re not guilty.
They have and will continue to ignore and throw away any testimony or hard evidence that we are innocent.
In my case, it’s not about the truth.
This is about politics. https://t.co/1XExhveYNb
— Andrew Tate (@Cobratate) January 19, 2023
Andrew Tate and Tristan Tate leave a court in Bucharest, Romania.AFP via Getty Images
He added: “They have and will continue to ignore and throw away any testimony or hard evidence that we are innocent.”
“In my case, it’s not about the truth. This is about politics.”