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Andrew Tate website offering ‘PHD Program’ on how to lure woman found archived

A Romanian court on Friday ordered the 30-day-detention of controversial influencer Andrew Tate following his arrest for alleged human trafficking, rape and forming a criminal group.

Ramona Bolla, a spokeswoman for Romania’s anti-organised crime and terrorism directorate (DIICOT), told AFP Friday that four suspects had been placed in pre-trial detention for 30 days following their arrest late Thursday.

Following his arrest it has emerged that Tate had been claiming to have invented a method of “making her need you” but it was in fact a method of psychological abuse of women.

An internet user found Andrew Tate’s website archived where he had been offering a PhD program to teach men how to lure women into their beds.

Here are screenshots of what he was offering:

Tate and his brother were initially detained for 24 hours, but prosecutors had asked a Bucharest court to extend the detention of all four suspects as part of their ongoing investigation.

Since the beginning of 2021, the prosecution has been investigating the suspects and had already searched Tate’s villa in April.

The four suspects allegedly recruited and exploited women by coercing them into “forced labour… and pornographic acts with a view to producing and disseminating such material” online to “obtain substantial financial benefits”.

Six potential victims have so far been identified.

Romanian police raided five locations across the country as part of their investigation.

The move came just days after Tate had a heated Twitter exchange with Swedish environmentalist Greta Thunberg, which internet users have speculated helped Romanian police to locate and arrest him.

Viral Twitter exchanges between Tate and Thunberg this week on subjects ranging from cars with “enormous emissions” to pizza boxes, fuelled speculation on social media.

Some internet users argued that the brand of pizza featured in a video posted by Tate in his angry exchanges with Thunberg had helped police confirm Tate’s presence in Romania.

“This is what happens when you don’t recycle your pizza boxes,” Thunberg quipped on twitter following Tate’s arrest.

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