Andrew Tate's Arrest Came After Adin Ross Publicly Revealed His Plan to Leave Romania (UPDATE)

The brothers, who have denied the allegations against them, remain in custody.

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BUCHAREST, ROMANIA - FEBRUARY 01: Former kickboxer Andrew Tate (L) and his brother Tristan (R) leave court with police cars after their trial in Bucharest, Romania on February 01, 2023. (Photo by Alex Nicodim/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

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UPDATED 3/13, 11:00 a.m. ET: Adin Ross accidentally revealed Andrew Tate's plan to leave Romania, which ultimately led to Tate's latest arrest, Rolling Stone reports.

“Andrew had hit me up,” Ross can be seen saying in a recent livestream. “He said, ‘Hey, I’m gonna be leaving Romania soon and probably never coming back. If you want to come over and do a week of long streams and content before I leave, I think it’ll be big. And it’s never’—I’m sorry, he said, ‘It’s basically now or never.’”

Per Rolling Stone, a spokesperson for Tate and his brother denied that they ever planned to skip town, and added that Ross misunderstood whatever he was told by Tate. The spokesperson adds that the Tate borthers had every intention of seeing the legal process play out in Romania.

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Andrew Tate's legal troubles are growing.

The misogynistic influencer and his brother Tristan were detained in Romania on Monday night after British authorities issued arrest warrants for the siblings, the Associated Press reports. AP notes that the charges against Tristan are unclear at the moment.

The brothers were taken into custody over allegations of sexual aggression made in the U.K. from 2012-2015 by four women.

McCue Jury & Partners, the firm representing the woman, reportedly said in a statement that they received new information suggesting that Tate was planning to leave Romania and requested that British authorities “immediately seek a warrant."

Spokesperson Mateea Petrescu denied the charges and said the brothers “express profound disappointment that such serious allegations are being resurrected without substantial new evidence.”

Tweet by Andrew Tate stating "The Matrix is afraid, but I only fear God." with high engagement

"The Matrix is afraid, but I only fear God," Andrew's X account tweeted shortly after news of his detainment broke.

Eugen Vidineac, a lawyer for the Tates, told reporters that they thought the "investigation was already closed... we don’t know if this investigation is re-opened, if there is any new evidence submitted by the authorities.”

Andrew, 37, and Tristan, 35, are dual U.S. and U.K. citizens.

In 2023, the brothers were formally hit with rape and human trafficking charges in a separate case. They were detained for three months before being confined to house arrest. They currently are not allowed to leave Romania. A trial date for that case has yet to be set.

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