Pair who claim to be among Andrew Tate victims say they weren't abused
Two women who claim to be named among the accusers of Andrew Tate say they are friends with him and never filed a complaint with police.
The influencers, named only as Beatrice and Jasmina, who have tattoos saying Tate Girl on their body, say they see the millionaire 'Webcam King' as part of their 'family'.
Prosecutors said they have identified six victims in the human trafficking case who were subjected to 'acts of physical violence and mental coercion' and were sexually exploited by the group comprising Tate, his brother Tristan and two Romanian women, they say.
One of the six alleged victims has also accused one of the brothers of rape.
Beatrice and Jasmina claim to be named among the accusers of Andrew Tate but say they are friends with the controversial brothers
But speaking to Romanian media, Beatrice and Jasmina say they never made allegations against the Tate brothers.
The identities of alleged sexual abuse victims remain private, so it is not known if the pair are definitely on the prosecutors' list.
But Beatrice told Romania's : 'I don't understand how we end up being called victims when we didn't make any statement as if I were a victim.
'I gave a favourable statement for them. With what right does the Romanian Prosecutor's Office accuse me of being a victim? Did I write that in the statement? I didn't write anywhere.
'It is an abuse by the Prosecutor's Office against me.
'The girls were never deprived of their freedom, they always had access to the telephone, the door was always open.'
The interview with the pair was shared on Tate's Twitter page.
Prosecutors said they have identified six victims in the human trafficking case who were exploited and coerced by Tate, they claim
Beatrice also added: 'This case is basically built on lies. How can I trust the Romanian authorities.'
She claims she was introduced to Tate through 'mutual friends' but 'ended up like family', and says she never worked for them but remained close.
But prosecutors have said previously that women who went to work for Tate were branded with tattoos showing they 'belonged' to him.
Beatrice claimed: 'I have this tattoo on my hand that says Tate Girl. Which I did out of respect for them.'
In a separate interview, which has also been shared on Tate's Twitter page, his lawyer Eugen Vidineac also denies there are six victims.
He said people were 'presented as victims' despite not 'having ever filed complaints' against the group.
Despite their claims, a judge denied an appeal for the four to be released from jail this week, and prosecutors insist women were coerced and exploited by the Tate brothers.
They said victims were lured by pretenses of love, and later intimidated, kept under surveillance and subjected to other control tactics while being coerced into performing in pornography that was intended to make money for their alleged persecutors.
Meanwhile today, police investigating the sex allegations carried out fresh raids across .
In a series of swoops across Bucharest and elsewhere in Romania, police seized paperwork and computer equipment from various properties said to be connected to Tate, including the home of Tristan's girlfriend.
It comes as media in the country reported that the British consul had visited the brothers in the prison where they are being held following their arrest last month.
Police investigating sex allegations against controversial social media influencer Andrew Tate and his brother have carried out fresh raids across Romania (pictured outside court on Tuesday)
A statement issued by the Directorate for the Investigation of Organized Crime and Terrorism said:' This morning, the prosecutors of DIICOT - Central Structure, in the continuation of the investigations in the case regarding the commission of the crimes of constituting an organized criminal group, human trafficking and rape, implement seven home search warrants, within the radius of Bucharest municipality and Ilfov counties and Prahova.
'Judicial activities are carried out together with police officers from BCCO Bucharest and SCCO Ilfov.
'We make it clear that during the entire criminal process, the investigated persons benefit from the procedural rights and guarantees provided by the Code of Criminal Procedure, as well as the presumption of innocence.'
One of the homes searched was that of Romania kick-boxer and cage fighter Vlad Obu with paperwork and computers seized and taken away.
Tate was arrested on December 29 after police raided his bolthole (pictured) on the outskirts of Bucharest
Flaunting social media posts before his arrest showed off the high-tech security in his concrete compound
Meanwhile MailOnline can also reveal that one of two women dubbed Tate's Angels and who were arrested at the same time is being given compassionate leave from custody.
Former police officer Luana Radu, 32, has been given three-hour licence so she can attend the funeral of her grandmother in Bucharest later on Thursday.
She quit the force eight years ago to focus on sex video chat room work with Georgiana Naghel, 28, and investigators say both had a role to "coerce" and "control" other women involved in the business.
Tate, 36, a British-U.S. citizen who has 4.5 million followers on Twitter, was detained on December 29. in Bucharest along with his brother Tristan and two Romanian women. They deny any wrongdoing.
Georgiana Naghel (left), 28, is described as a businesswoman and influencer who is believed to have been dating Tate for almost a year before her arrest. Luana Radu (right), 32, has been given three-hour licence so she can attend the funeral of her grandmother in Bucharest later on Thursday
On Tuesday, a court upheld a judge's December 30 move to extend their arrest from 24 hours to 30 days.
In a separate hearing Wednesday at the Bucharest Tribunal, Tate lost an appeal that challenged assets seized by prosecutors, including properties and a fleet of luxury cars, said Ramona Bolla, a spokesperson for Romanian anti-organized crime agency DIICOT.
The court 'decided that the seizures are legal and (that) the goods remain at our disposal,' she told The Associated Press.
Prosecutors investigating the case have so far seized 15 luxury cars - 11 in December raids and four last week - at least seven of which are owned by the Tate brothers, and more than 10 properties and land owned by companies registered to them.
Prosecutors investigating the case have seized 15 luxury cars, at least seven of which were owned by the Tate brothers
Bolla said is not clear whether any assets seized since December were included in Wednesday's appeal.
If prosecutors can prove the Tates gained money through human trafficking, Bolla said that the assets could be used to cover the expenses of the investigation and compensation for victims.
Before the court ruling Wednesday Constantin Gliga, one of the lawyers representing Tate, told the media that the asset seizures are disproportional to the charges.
Tate, a former professional kickboxer who has reportedly lived in Romania since 2017, was previously banned from various prominent social media platforms for xhd.porn expressing misogynistic views and hate speech.