The infamous online influencer Andrew Tate was reportedly detained in Romania as part of a rape and human trafficking investigation.

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He was held in Bucharest, Romania, along with his brother Tristan. The brothers' lawyer confirmed that the brothers were imprisoned.

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After being kicked off the British television show Big Brother due to a video that allegedly showed him beating a woman, the former kickboxer made news in 2016.

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He later became well-known online and was banned from Twitter as a result of his remarks that women should "bear responsibility" for being physically assaulted.

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His brothers and two other Romanian citizens have been the focus of an investigation since April.

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Videos that claim to show Mr. Tate and his brother being carried out of a residence have gone viral on social media.

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Two Britons and two Romanians were apparently suspected of being members of a gang that specialised in human trafficking, according to a statement from the Romanian DIICOT.

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Before becoming well-known worldwide, Mr. Tate, a British citizen who was born in the US and competed professionally as a kickboxer, won world titles.

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He entered the Big Brother house in 2016, but was swiftly sent out after a video that appeared to show him striking a woman with a belt surfaced.

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