After being released from house detention in April, the American-British influencer (Andrew Tate) sat down with the U.K. broadcaster for his first significant TV interview. On December 29, Tate, his brother Tristan, and two other Romanian nationals were all detained in Romania and accused with human trafficking.
Suspects may be detained in Romania for up to six months without being put on trial with the courts’ approval.
Tate BBC Interview!
According to Romanian prosecutors, Tate and his brother forced six women to create pornography by engaging in “acts of physical violence and mental coercion” against them. Additionally, it was alleged that Tate had been charged with rape.
He further asserted that the BBC “invented” a purported victim of coercion who provided anonymous information to the news organization about Tate.
“I’m telling you absolutely and utterly, I’ve never hurt anybody, that the case that’s been put against me is completely and utterly fabricated and I’m never going to be found guilty of anything.”
“I’m a Nice Person”
Tate and Lucy Williamson were sitting in his Romanian home at one point during the conversation. Williamson said to Tate: ‘You have said, ‘My job was to meet a girl, go on a few dates, sleep with her, get her to fall in love with me to the point where she’d do anything I say, and then get her on webcam so we could become rich together.”
Tate said, “I don’t think that’s what I personally said,” to which Williamson retorted, “That’s exactly what you said on your website.”
“No, I’ve never said that,” Tate reiterated. “That’s something that you found on the internet. It doesn’t mean I’ve said it…If any female on the planet has a problem with me, I strongly recommend her to go to the police and try and pursue me for criminal charges. I’m actually such a nice person.”
Here is the full video of Interview on Andrew Tate with BBC!
Williamson said: “The BBC spoke to somebody since your arrest, who says exactly those things; that with you, it’s manipulation. There’s an ulterior motive.”
“Is this Sophie?” Tate asked, using the name applied to his anonymous accuser. “Oh, Sophie—the fake name, no face…The story that was invented.”
Williamson persisted by reciting a portion of the allegations as Tate tried to cast doubt on their truth. “I was just kind of, ‘Yeah, OK.’ I was so focused on wanting to make him happy and please him. That is coercion, saying, “Do whatever you want.”
Has this fictitious Sophie accused me of a crime? Asked Tate.
Williamson said, “She’s making the point that there is emotional or psychological manipulation,” causing Tate to ask, “Has she charged me of a crime? You are now inside my home, and I have a question for you.
Williamson said, “I’m asking you a question,” to which Tate replied, “Correct, but you’re not the boss…
Interviewer: “I’m asking you the questions,” she said again. “You get to choose the solutions.”
Tate shot back, “No,” “Here, we are on an equal footing. You are welcome to enter my home. You don’t hold a position of power in this place. By speaking to you, I’m doing you, the legacy media, a favor by making you relevant. And I’m telling you right now, nobody recognizes this Sophie that the BBC created, who has no face.
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Tate said to Williamson’s claim that Sophie was not created by the BBC with joke, “Of course not, since you never invent anything. I haven’t faced any legal action from [Sophie]. What are we discussing here? Who is she talking to?
Williamson responded, “We’re talking about emotional manipulation into the sex industry for your financial advantage.
Williamson’s statement was referred to by Tate as “absolute garbage,” but the interviewer persisted. “I’m speaking of the ladies who will accuse you of rape and human trafficking in court. And I’m talking about women who have given lengthy interviews to the BBC and other media outlets about what they claim is emotional pressure and manipulation. In your own words, which I’m quoting back to you, you describe coercion and emotional manipulation.
Tate, sated, “Those comments are not mine. Sophie doesn’t exist; they’re only words that you found online. Therefore, let’s move on to the next topic.
Williamson retaliated, “No, I think I’ll stay on this one for a minute.” There are other areas on that same page where you claim to be able to entice women to love you, and they do so because they want to follow your instructions because they love you.
Women are emotional, therefore persuading them to participate in a business agreement doesn’t work over the long haul. To win them over, you must make them fall in love with you. That’s using force. That is manipulating your emotions. This is abuse.
Tate repeatedly denied saying such things, but he invited Williamson to go at his website for what appeared to be evidence.
“The website you removed, and I’m curious as why those comments were deleted,” Williamson said.
Tate informed Williamson, “No websites have been taken down, my website remains the same. That hasn’t changed in a very long time. You are blaming me, and I’m assuming that what you are trying to convey is that I am guilty of the things you are accusing me of and that I am emotionally manipulating.
Williamson clarified, “I’m saying that you have said you emotionally manipulated individuals here for your own financial advantage.
Tate defiantly answered, “No, definitely not.”
In other parts of the acrimonious conversation, Tate stated that it was “completely disingenuous” to “pretend” that the comments he makes online are harming young people.