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Andrew Tate predicted he’d be ‘arrested or killed’ just weeks ago

Andrew Tate predicted he’d be ‘arrested or killed’ just weeks ago

The controversial influencer was reprimanded by Romanian authorities on Thursday.

Andrew Tate 'predicted' his arrest in an old interview - before adding he feared he would 'be killed' as well.

The controversial internet personality and former kickboxer was arrested in Romania on Thursday on suspicion of human trafficking, rape and forming an organised crime group.

The 36-year-old had engaged in a war of words with environmental activist Greta Thunberg a day prior.

Following Tate's arrest, a video re-emerged in which he claimed he believed he would be arrested. He would go on to stress his innocence. Check it out below.

"I would never, ever kill myself," he stressed during a podcast appearance. "I truly believe they are gonna come and they're gonna try and kill me in a long enough time frame.

"They've tried to shut me up, and I won't shut up. They're going to [either] try and put me in jail or they're going to kill me.

"I would never kill myself under any circumstances ever and the reason I say this, and I say this to people and they go, 'But what can they put you in jail for?'

"And I'm like how ignorant are you? [It is] your ignorance to believe they need a reason."

Tate was arrested on Thursday. (Image
Andrew Tate)

Tate and his younger brother Tristan, who was also arrested, have resided in Romania for some time. Two other suspects were arrested alongside the Tate brothers.

Romania's anti-organised crime unit confirmed the arrests on Thursday, claiming Tate was part of an organised crime ring involved in 'exploiting' women. Five homes in total have been investigated.

A statement reads: "The four suspects... appear to have created an organised crime group with the purpose of recruiting, housing and exploiting women by forcing them to create pornographic content meant to be seen on specialised websites for a cost."

Tate during a recent media appearance. (Image

Tate has since released a statement of his own. He said: "We cannot provide any details at the moment regarding alleged reports that they have been detained; however, Andrew and Tristan Tate have the utmost respect for the Romanian authorities and will always assist and help in any way they can."

The Tate brothers have reportedly been under investigation since April. In August, Andrew was banned from Meta platforms Facebook and Instagram for violating its policies.

A message was posted to Tate's Twitter account on Friday morning. It simply says: "The Matrix sent their agents."

LADbible Group has reached out to Andrew Tate's representatives for further comment.

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