A few days after bragging to Greta Thunberg about how many cars he had, Andrew Tate had some of his luxury cars taken away.
The conversation between Andrew Tate and Greta Thunberg at the end of 2022 would have been hard to miss, especially since he was arrested soon after.
The controversial social media influencer is being held in Romania, along with his brother Tristan. They were both arrested as part of an investigation into human trafficking, rape, and organized crime.
But before all of that happened, Andrew Tate made fun of Thunberg, a climate change activist, in a tweet about his 33 cars.
Hello Greta Thunberg,
I have 33 cars. My Bugatti has a w16 8.0L quad turbo. My TWO Ferrari 812 competizione have 6.5L v12s. This is just the start. Please provide your email address so I can send a complete list of my car collection and their respective enormous emissions.
Thunberg did what Andrew Tate asked and gave him her email address, but she was widely praised for the way she did it, writing:
Yes, please do enlighten me. Email me at smalld*[email protected].
Andrew Tate was arrested just two days after, and an official has now confirmed that Romanian authorities took 11 cars from Andrew Tate and his brother after they were arrested.
Ramona Bolla, a spokeswoman for Romania’s DIICOT investigations agency, said that the cars were being held to “sustain the cost of the investigation” into Andrew Tate. She also said that the cars could be used as collateral to cover the cost of any payments made to their alleged victims.
The spokesperson wasn’t able to confirm the makes and models of the cars, but a Romanian news outlet called Gândul said it had photos of the ones that had been seized, including a Rolls-Royce Wraith from the Black Badge range and an Aston Martin Vanquish S Ultimate.
A source said that the police have taken a Buggati Chiron, a Rolls Royce, two Ferraris, and a Porsche as part of their investigation.
The Romanian government is thought to have taken several buildings from the two brothers as well as their cars.
Bolla said that investigators are trying to find out if the Tate family bought the cars with money from trafficking people.
DIICOT said in a statement that was released after the Tate brothers and two other suspects were caught:
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.
During their hearing, Andrew Tate and his brother used their right to stay quiet.