The world’s worst bloke Andrew Tate will spend another 30 days in a cockroach-infested Romanian jail and in a word: good.
Per SBS News, a judge at the Bucharest Tribunal extended the detention of Andrew, his brother Tristan and two Romanian women on Friday.
It’s unclear why the extension was granted, but what makes the news even more delicious is the fact this is the second time the four people have been told to stay in the slammer.
For context, the Tate brothers were arrested and detained by Romanian authorities on December 29 last year for 24 hours as part of an investigation into human trafficking, rape and being part of an organised crime group. Two Romanian women were also taken into custody.
When the 24 hours were up, a judge ruled to extend all four arrest warrants from 24 hours to 30 days because of “the possibility of them evading investigations cannot be ignored,” and that the group could “leave Romania and settle in countries that do not allow extradition”, per 9 News.
The Tate brothers and the two women appeared in court on January 10 to appeal this decision and were promptly told to fuck off. Well, not really, but they may as well have been because their appeal was rejected, according to a DIICOT spokesperson.
As reported by the ABC, the Tate brothers are likely to appeal Friday’s extension. Given how that worked for them the last time, however, we can only pray that the judge will whip out their tiniest violin and tell the foul men to go to hell.
ICYMI, DIICOT released a statement on December 29 confirming it raided the homes of suspects linked to coercion, physical violence, sexual exploitation and rape.
It said it identified six victims in a trafficking case who were subjected to “acts of physical violence and mental coercion” and were sexually exploited by members of an alleged crime unit.
The statement alleged that the suspects used the “loverboy method” to lure women to their homes on the promise of romance. They then allegedly kept the women under surveillance, subjected them to intimidation and control tactics, and forced them to work as pornographic models, per local news site G4.
The Tate brothers were not named in the statement, but local publication Gândul confirmed it did indeed pertain to them.
In a series of videos reshared by online publication Dexerto, Andrew could be seen wearing a hoodie while Romanian authorities placed him into the back seat of a police car.
His brother Tristan could be seen walking behind him.
Both brothers were in handcuffs.
Andrew Tate and his brother Tristan have been reportedly arrested by Romanian authorities in human trafficking investigation
— Dexerto (@Dexerto) December 29, 2022
The Romanian pizza chain appearing in Andrew Tate’s response video to Greta Thunberg was reportedly used as proof for Romanian authorities to confirm his presence in the country, leading to the arrest of him and his brother in a human trafficking probe pic.twitter.com/MD0cved7q5
— Dexerto (@Dexerto) December 29, 2022
The arrest came just days after Andrew was absolutely destroyed on Twitter by 19-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg, who — in a strange twist of fate — some have credited for his arrest.
Published on December 28, Greta’s savage re-tweet of a swipe by Andrew quickly became one of Twitter’s all-time most-popular posts reaching nearly three million “likes” and almost 200 million views at the time of writing.
yes, please do enlighten me. email me at firstname.lastname@example.org https://t.co/V8geeVvEvg
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) December 28, 2022
Andrew published an extremely cringe response video, and it was this particular video that supposedly allowed authorities to confirm Tate’s whereabouts. How? The pizzas featured were purchased from Jerry’s Pizza, a Romanian chain, alerting authorities of his location.
To save you the pain of having to watch the entire video, the vibe is essentially Andrew attempting to rebut Greta by saying “I know you are but what am I?”.
It was giving “grade three argument in the school playground”. The whole spectacle was actually kinda … sad.
Thank you for confirming via your email address that you have a small penis @GretaThunberg
The world was curious.
— Andrew Tate (@Cobratate) December 28, 2022
Some Twitter users were sceptical that the pizza box branding was in fact used to trace and subsequently arrest Andrew.
This is because Andrew had already posted a video confirming he was in Romania on December 26.
It was possible, however, that authorities used the pizzas to confirm he was at his residence, rather than just anywhere in the country.
— Andrew Tate (@Cobratate) December 25, 2022
Andrew Tate gained notoriety in 2022 by encouraging his fans to share clips of him to TikTok saying deliberately provocative shit.
The aim of the game was to lure people into his subscription-based get-rich-quick scheme called Hustlers University.
His vile persona and hateful, misogynistic content eventually got him banned from TikTok, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
However, Andrew was permitted back on Twitter when new CEO Elon Musk took over the company.