When Andrew Tate and his brother Tristan were apprehended, Romanian authorities seized 11 cars from them, a government representative confirmed to Insider. Following their arrest on December 29 on charges of human trafficking and abusing women to make porn, the cars were seized. The car seizures were verified to Insider on Wednesday by Ramona Bolla, a spokeswoman for the Romanian investigation agency DIICOT.
She stated that they would serve as collateral to pay any damages awarded to their alleged victims and that they were being held to “sustain the cost of the investigation” into Tate. The makes and models of the cars could not be immediately confirmed by Bolla. However, Gândul, a Romanian news outlet, published images it claimed depicted the seized vehicles.
Aston Martin Vanquish S Ultimate and a Rolls-Royce Wraith from the manufacturer’s Black Badge line were among the vehicles present. A Wraith will set you back at least $300,000, and a Vanquish S will run you about $250,000. The Rolls-Royce Tate appeared to have been acquired on a whim a few months ago while strolling through London.
Bolla stated that DIICOT was investigating whether the Tates obtained the cars through human trafficking. Tate, a former professional kickboxer who is now a businessman, was detained on December 29 along with his brother and two women. Tate became well-known online by posting content that displayed his apparent wealth and reveled in sexism. He stated that women should “bear responsibility” if they are sexually assaulted in one infamous video, for example.
One of the accusations is that Tate forced six of the women involved in the trafficking scheme to produce porn for his online business. According to a press release from DIICOT, at least one of them was raped.
A Romanian court decided that Tate and the others should be detained for 30 days instead of the initial 24 hours. Tate’s only public response to the accusations so far has been to question the validity of the investigation as a whole. Earlier this week, he tweeted, “The Matrix sent their agents. “.