Andrew Tate

Emory Andrew Tate III was born in Chicago on December 1, 1986.

His father, Emory Tate, was a chess champion and Tate learned to play at age 5. He is three times ISKA kickboxing world champion, one time Enfusion Live champion and current commentator of Real Xtreme Fighting, the biggest MMA promoter in Romania. After his kickboxing career, Tate began offering paid classes and memberships through his website and gained Tate's reputation as an influencer.

In August 2022, following much controversy, criticism and an online campaign calling for a deplatformer, he was permanently banned from Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and YouTube due to his misogynistic, sexist, racist and ableist content, which also included incitement to violence and victim blaming towards victims of sexual violence. In this regard, a spokesperson for Meta said that Tate had been banned for violating their policies regarding dangerous people and organizations. After that, the former kickboxer decided to delete his Twitch account as well.

In order to continue his career as an influencer, Tate moved to the Rumble video platform and Gettr, posting a video in which he stated that he believed his ban was unfair and unfair but without ever apologizing or publicly clarifying his position.

On 11 April 2022, the Romanian police raided his home on charges of kidnapping and human trafficking, while on 27 April it was clarified that no one had been arrested or formally charged but that the investigation was still in progress.

On 29 December he was arrested by the Romanian police, together with his brother Tristan and other people, on charges of kidnapping and exploitation of prostitution; the days immediately preceding, a sarcastic exchange of tweets with the activist Greta Thunberg had received international prominence.

On January 14, 2023, the Romanian authorities seized several of his assets, 15 luxury vehicles and more than 10 real estate properties as part of the investigation into the crimes of trafficking in human beings, rape and conspiracy to exploit prostitution. The assets were seized to avoid concealment and to help pay for the investigation and to pay damages to victims if convicted.