AceShowbiz - Andrew Tate has claimed a woman made up a rape allegation against him because he refused to buy her sister a house. Insisting he is innocent after he and brother Tristan, 34, were arrested in Romania last month over allegations of rape, human trafficking and setting up an organised crime group, the 36-year-old former kickboxer has told judges in Bucharest that "it's time for this circus to end."
The "Big Brother" contestant argued, during a Court of Appeal hearing earlier this month, that prosecutors had only considered "small snippets" of information relevant to the case.
According to local news outlet Gandul, Tate's defence claimed the woman asked to move to Romania with him and filed her rape allegation nearly six months later when he refused to give her money to buy a €200,000 home in Moldova for her sister and to "open a bar on the beach, to play in a television show, and to become famous on TikTok."
Tate claimed he allowed the woman to move with him on her own but, due to her drug problem, she was told to stay with his assistant, Georgiana Naghel, who has also been arrested in relation to the investigation.
While the court ordered Tate to remain in custody while the investigation continues, he has insisted he is innocent and no charges have yet been brought against him or his brother. He said, "They know we have done nothing wrong. This file is completely empty. Of course it's unjust. There is no justice in Romania."
In December, the controversial influencer, his brother, and two Romanian female suspects were all arrested on suspicion of human trafficking, rape and forming an organised crime group.
They subsequently appealed against the seizure of belongings, as well as the prolongation of their arrest warrants. However, after their appeal was rejected, police will continue to hold the suspects for their full 30-day period.