The man accused of misogyny, Andrew Tate sent a shivering text message to a woman saying “I love raping you.” The information was supplied to the police by a woman who accused him of raping her in 2013.
This was disclosed Wednesday as Tate and his brother remained locked up in Romania while detectives investigated the allegations that the brothers were part of a human trafficking ring.
Text message to Amelia
“Am I a bad person? Because the more you didn’t like it, the more I enjoyed it,” Tate purportedly said in a WhatsApp voice note reviewed by VICE World News. “I f—ing loved how much you hated it. It turned me on. Why am I like that? Why?”
That was just one of the many text and voice messages sent to VICE by the woman who goes by the alias Amelia.
She told the newsgroup that he strangled her and forced himself on her in 2013, after they had only been dating for a few weeks. She said she saw him several times over the next few months, terrified of the 6-foot kickboxer.
Six months after the alleged assault, Amelia filed a police report. She and other women filed similar charges against Tate in 2015. Tate was arrested, according to VICE, but British police decided not to charge him.
The brothers lost their appeal against a Romanian court decision that extended their detention for 30 days. Prosecutors can now seek to detain them, as well as two women arrested as accomplices, for 180 days. Authorities have also seized luxury vehicles and real estate.
Romanian authorities have announced that seven homes have been searched as part of the investigation into Tate.
The prosecutors in charge of the case, DIICOT, announced on Thursday morning that seven homes in Bucharest, Ilfov counties, and Prahova had been searched.
Despite his arrest and court case, Tate’s Twitter account continues to have millions of followers.
Several tweets about the arrest have included cryptic references to a so-called “Matrix” that is said to be working against him.