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Attorneys of Alleged Andrew Tate’s Victims Allege Harassment and Intimidation

by Chloe Baker
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Legal representatives for individuals who claim to be victims of Andrew Tate, the social media influencer facing charges of rape and human trafficking, made a strong statement on Thursday. The lawyers asserted that the accused and his followers are engaging in a campaign to intimidate their clients into silence.

During a press conference convened at a prominent hotel in central Bucharest, the attorneys, who comprise a legal team from the United States and another from the United Kingdom, emphasized their determination to take a united stance against Andrew Tate and his supporters. Their primary aim was to address the ongoing efforts to silence those who are courageously speaking out against the alleged abuses.

Andrew Tate, aged 36, a former professional kickboxer, is not only facing charges of rape and human trafficking but also stands accused in Romania of orchestrating a criminal network to exploit women. Remarkably, he has accumulated a substantial following of 8 million on the social media platform X (formerly known as Twitter).

Among the legal teams involved, McCue Jury & Partners are representing women who are suing Tate in the U.K. on allegations of rape and physical assault. Meanwhile, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation Law Center and Laffey Bucci & Kent are representing “key witnesses” in the Romanian case who are themselves being sued by Tate in the U.S. for defamation.

Tate’s spokesperson vehemently denied the accusations leveled by the lawyers during Thursday’s press conference.

In a joint statement, the legal representatives asserted, “These threats will not deter victims from coming forward, and they will not impede courts worldwide from adjudicating their cases. We encourage individuals to play their part in countering the dissemination of false information online and to reflect carefully on the impact their words in these spaces can have on individuals who are already enduring significant suffering.”

Notably, four women had reported Andrew Tate to U.K. authorities for alleged sexual violence and physical abuse. However, the Crown Prosecution Service opted not to pursue criminal charges against him. Subsequently, the alleged victims turned to crowdfunding to finance their legal expenses as they pursue a civil case against Tate.

On their crowdfunding campaign page, the victims expressed their frustration, stating, “We submitted our evidence detailing the horrifying acts of violence we endured and awaited action. However, four years later, we were informed that U.K. authorities would not prosecute him. It represents our last remaining avenue to hold him accountable.”

In a recent communication, Tate characterized the allegations made by the British women as “malicious and disputed.” He also indicated that he would resist any attempts to grant anonymity to the complainants if legal proceedings were initiated.

However, McCue Jury & Partners, the legal firm representing the women, countered these claims on Thursday, asserting that Tate’s communication “contained numerous inaccuracies and misleading statements.” They clarified, “Mr. Tate alleged that there is no legal case against him in the U.K. and that the firm had suggested a resolution through financial compensation. Regrettably for Mr. Tate, there is indeed a legal claim being pursued against him in the U.K. … We explicitly informed Tate that any settlement would require an admission of liability.”

In a separate legal matter, Romanian prosecutors formally charged Andrew Tate in June, along with his brother Tristan and two Romanian women. All four were apprehended in late December and have consistently denied the allegations against them.

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation Law Center, which represents witnesses in the Romanian case, contended that since the authorities raided the Tate brothers’ compound last year, the brothers and their associates have engaged in a campaign of malicious harassment and threats against their clients.

In July, the Tate brothers filed a lawsuit in Florida against a woman, her parents, another woman residing at the Tates’ estate near Bucharest, and a male friend of the woman. The Tate brothers alleged that she had falsely accused them of imprisoning her in Romania and are seeking damages of at least $5 million in the lawsuit, which was filed in Palm Beach County.

Jillian Roth, from the law firm Laffey, Bucci & Kent, asserted that the lawsuit was initiated with the sole intent of intimidating, harassing, and retaliating against the women who had bravely come forward to speak out against their alleged abuse. She added that these women are living in fear, having received threats and had individuals visit their workplaces.

Andrew Tate has consistently maintained that Romanian prosecutors lack evidence against him and have orchestrated a political conspiracy to silence him. He had previously been banned from several prominent social media platforms for espousing misogynistic views and engaging in hate speech.

Notably, a recent ruling by a Bucharest court has relaxed geographical restrictions on Tate, enabling him to travel anywhere within Romania. Prior to this decision, he was limited to Bucharest Municipality and the nearby Ilfov County, unless he obtained prior approval from a judge. However, he remains unable to leave the country.


Reporting by McGrath from Sighisoara, Romania.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Harassment

What are the allegations against Andrew Tate?

Andrew Tate faces allegations of rape, human trafficking, and forming a criminal gang to sexually exploit women in Romania.

Who are the legal representatives involved in this case?

Legal teams from the United States and the United Kingdom are representing the alleged victims. McCue Jury & Partners represent women suing Tate in the U.K., while the National Center on Sexual Exploitation Law Center and Laffey Bucci & Kent represent key witnesses in the Romania case.

What has Andrew Tate’s response been to these allegations?

Tate’s spokesperson has denied the allegations. He has also described the allegations made by the women in the U.K. as “malicious and disputed.”

How are the alleged victims funding their legal battle?

The alleged victims have turned to crowdfunding to cover their legal costs as they pursue a civil case against Andrew Tate. They have raised £30,000 of their £50,000 ($60,000) target.

Has Andrew Tate faced any legal action in the U.S.?

Tate has sued individuals in the U.S. for defamation, including “key witnesses” of the prosecution in the Romania case.

What restrictions were placed on Andrew Tate’s movements in Romania?

Prior to a recent court ruling, Tate was restricted to Bucharest Municipality and nearby Ilfov County in Romania, unless he obtained prior approval from a judge. However, he is still unable to leave the country.

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5 comments

FinWiz2023 October 5, 2023 - 8:44 pm

Tate, ex-kickboxer with 8M followers, but also a criminal gang charge? Crowdfunding for victims’ legal costs, serious biz!

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CarFanatic October 5, 2023 - 11:06 pm

Don’t forget, Tate banned on social media too, misogynistic views ain’t cool!

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PolitiXpert October 6, 2023 - 1:40 am

Tate’s denial game strong, but lawyers sayin’ he’s in trouble. Legal battle in US & UK, drama!

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Journ0Lover October 6, 2023 - 6:54 am

so lawyers, dey say Andrew Tate, he got rapE & stuff charges? lawyers from UK & US talkin’ bout dis intimidation game by him & his people. serious stuff!

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CryptoKing1 October 6, 2023 - 7:55 am

lawyers ain’t playin’ games, they wanna stand tall vs Tate & his followers. Victims need justice! Big numbers on socials can’t protect you from this.

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