Andrew Tate has been charged with rape, human trafficking, and forming a criminal gang to exploit women in Romania.


Charges have also been filed against Tate's brother, Tristan, and two Romanian women. The charges were filed by Romania's anti-organized crime agency.


The agency alleges that the four defendants formed a criminal group in 2021 to commit human trafficking in Romania, the United States, and Britain.


Seven female victims were allegedly misled and transported to Romania, where they were sexually exploited and subjected to physical violence by the gang. One defendant is accused of raping a woman twice in March 2022.


Andrew Tate, who has resided in Romania since 2017, has claimed that the case is a political conspiracy designed to silence him.


The Tate brothers, who are dual British-U.S. citizens, and the two Romanian suspects were detained in late December in Bucharest. They won an appeal on March 31 to be moved from police custody to house arrest.


Andrew Tate was a successful social media figure with more than 6 million Twitter followers, many of them young men and schoolchildren. He was previously banned from TikTok, YouTube, and Facebook.


The alleged victims were recruited with false declarations of love and taken to Romania's Ilfov county, where they were forced to participate in pornography.


Prosecutors ordered the confiscation of the Tate brothers' assets, including 15 luxury cars, luxury watches, and about $3 million in cryptocurrency.


Several women in Britain are also pursuing civil claims to obtain damages from Tate, alleging they were victims of sexual violence.