Andrew Tate lobbied politicians, plotted against prosecutors from prison


  • Andrew Tate asked associates to help him gain political support for his release, according to Reuters.
  • The influencer also asked a staff member to upload videos of an accuser partying to discredit her.
  • On Monday, a Romanian judge ruled that Tate would remain in prison until March amid a human trafficking investigation.

Influencer Andrew Tate has tried to push his political influence in Romania over prison phone lines as he seeks to discredit his accusers, Reuters reported on Tuesday.

According to transcripts of wiretaps obtained by Reuters, Tate arranged calls to several right-wing Romanian politicians and asked his colleague to circulate videos of his accusers partying.

The calls highlight a series of restless efforts by the popular misogynist influencer as Romanian authorities ruled that he and his brother would remain in prison through March as a human trafficking investigation into the pair and two others continued.

On January 28, while in custody, Tate called two of his colleagues and asked them to contact Romanian politicians George Simion and Diana Iovanovici-Sosoaca to tell them it would be “very good for their careers” to to support. him and claims that he was hit.

“So make it clear to them: You will get a lot of votes when Tate says you took their side,” Tate told his colleagues during the call, according to Reuters. Reached by Reuters, the two politicians denied being contacted by Tate.

According to the report, Tate also called and asked his colleague he referred to as Luke to upload “party clips” of one of the alleged victims of human trafficking, which he claimed showed her dancing outside in Bucharest.

“Yeah, put them everywhere and say, ‘This girl says she’s kidnapped when she’s not,'” Tate told Luke, according to Reuters.

“You say you want me to discredit them, get social media to pull the trigger, yes?” asks his colleague Luke, according to Reuters. “Yeah, screw them,” Tate replies.

Tate’s attorney did not immediately return Insider’s request for comment.

Tate, her brother Tristan and two Romanian women were arrested in December on charges related to a Romanian human trafficking and rape investigation into the four. They are accused of exploiting women in the country to produce pornography and also face a separate rape charge.

Since his imprisonment, Tate has sent a cease-and-desist letter to an accuser, threatening to sue her for $300 million, and has claimed to have updated his will to create a $100 million charity for men falsely accused of crimes.

He has also reignited a long-running beef with influencer Logan Paul, who he has claimed is an “agent” for “The Matrix”.

Andrew Tate has monetized his views through his paid video subscription program “Hustler University,” where he has amassed millions of dollars and a legion of mostly male followers, according to Buzzfeed News.

In an apparent message from prison shared with his subscribers on January 24, Tate claimed authorities are “trying to break me.”

“Cockroaches, lice and bed bugs are my only friends at night,” Tate said in the message.

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