The controversial digital media influencer Andrew Tate has been imprisoned in Romania as a result of a s*xual assault and human trafficking investigation. The former kickboxer was taken into custody along with his brother and two other Romanian citizens. Now, he is currently in double trouble due to an old video of him beating an ex-girlfriend going viral online. Since there was already a recent controversy surrounding a former pro-kickboxer getting banned from social media, and now his old video of him assaulting a woman has gone viral. Tate can be seen allegedly hitting a woman in the video who might be his girlfriend.
Though the video’s source is unknown, it first appeared during Tate’s time on Britain’s Big Brother (UK) in 2016. As a result, he was kicked off the show a week after it went viral on social media.
All about the viral video of Andrew Tate’s violence against the woman
According to reports, controversial social media influencer Andrew Tate was imprisoned in Romania as part of a r*pe and human trafficking investigation. Following his arrest last week, an old video of a controversial online personality and former professional kickboxer has resurfaced online. Tate is seen striking a woman with a belt in the incredibly unsettling video. The unnamed woman appears to have been the target of violence because she had text conversations with other men.
The video also showed Tate directing the woman to deal with the abuse’s root cause. He yelled, “I said, ‘Tell the camera that I beat you because you don’t do as I say.” Later, as the woman appears to mess up the line he requested, Tate brutally slaps her. The controversial social media star further said, “Did I say the word [unintelligible]?” Tate then took off his belt and continued slapping the woman despite her protests. It is currently unknown whether the assault resulted in any legal repercussions against him who is being called the ‘King of Toxic Masculinity’ in public. While denying the allegations at the time, Andrew Tate made a few statements that appeared to contradict him.
He did, however, also claim that the video was made with consent, saying, “This tape is a kinky s*x video and we’re acting out a role play. A longer version of the video shows us laughing and I’m hitting myself saying, ‘It doesn’t hurt’. I’m still friends with her and she’s in the UK with me now. I would never hit a woman.”
Netizens supported Andrew Tate’s social media ban after his video resurfaced
Many social media users praised his recent social media ban from Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, and YouTube after the assault video resurfaced. Additionally, some tweets criticized his online defenders. Since Andrew Tate repeatedly said in public that women are the property of men and are subordinate to them, many have speculated that the video may have been a role-play.
Andrew Tate was kicked off Big Brother due to a video of him beating a woman with a belt then a perfectly choreographed 6 years 66 days later he was kicked off social media (at the age of 13,033 days old). pic.twitter.com/AG63Wa6Wzl
— Brother Berg (@extracapsa) August 21, 2022
The truly pathetic thing about Andrew Tate is he is a poor man’s idea of wealth, and a weak man’s idea of strength.
The intelligently wealthy are discreet in their public presentation. Men secure in their own strength do not beat or disparage women.
— Iridium (@iridium_xenon) August 22, 2022
Andrew Tate backtracking and now saying he's against misogyny & sexism is hilarious. The man who is on tape beating a woman is starting a charity to help female victims of domestic violence!! Deplatforming WORKS. Let's do them all one by one, we'll achieve world peace by October
— hannah (@antifamouss) August 24, 2022
Guys, women are people too. Andrew Tate has a rap sheet longer than the Nile. He said he moved to Eastern Europe coz it’s easier to be absolved of r*pe. He was on video beating a woman with a belt, he’s been associated with human trafficking rings, he defended Harvey Weinstein…
— duchess (@duchace) August 14, 2022
Banning Andrew Tate is dumb. Ideas should be challenged and if he spreads misinformation it should be countered in the public sphere.
— Mutahar (@OrdinaryGamers) August 19, 2022
He is currently under investigation for allegedly s*xual assault and human trafficking in Romania. Thus, these odd behaviors do not present a favorable image of his personality, which is probably why a large number of people support his social media ban.