Andrew Tate, and the woke mind virus sounds like a children’s mystery book title. So let’s investigate how woke the mind virus is and Tate’s alleged crimes. 

It’s gotten so woke out here you cannot even move to Romania to start a crime syndicate for human trafficking without people trying to cancel you. Tate, who I will describe as anti-woke, is not yet convicted of any crime. Still, Tate is being detained for 30 days by order of a Romanian court as prosecutors pursue claims of human trafficking, organized crime, and rape.

For those who want a primer on Andrew Tate, I recommend watching this video from Stephen of Coffeezilla. I’ve followed Stephen’s work for years, and used him as a source in my writing. This isn’t a random Youtuber making a hit piece. It’s a detailed report from the best watchdog in the space.

With the background that Tate is a venerable professor at Hustler University, offering courses including Ph.D’s (Pimping Hoes Degree), here’s what’s happening. 

On December 30, 2022, Andrew, his brother Tristin Tate, and two Romanian nationals, are being held as part of an investigation into the group for human trafficking. In April Tate was briefly taken into custody after a raid on his home, something he later claimed was swatting. In reality, the April raid was part of a months-long investigation by Romania’s Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT).

Update: 1/11/23: According to the Associated Press, “The Bucharest Court of Appeal late Tuesday rejected all four appeals against a judge’s Dec. 30 decision to grant prosecutors’ request to extend the arrest period.” the judge stated that the brothers are at risk of evading investigations and that they could “leave Romania and settle in countries that do not allow extradition.” / end update.

Update 1/4/23: After receiving questions about the exact claims made by DIICOT, the below is a screenshot of a Google translated DIICOT press release.

Follow a communiqué no. 1 of 12.04.2022 and the interest shown by media representatives, The Bureau of Information and Public Relations within the Directorate for the Investigation of Organized Crime and Terrorism is empowered to bring to the attention of the public the following: On 29.12.2022, prosecutors of the Directorate for the Investigation of Organized Crime and Terrorism – Central Structure together with police officers from the Bucharest Organized Crime Brigade have implemented 5 home search warrants in a case where research is carried out in respect of the commission of offenses of setting up an organized criminal group, trafficking in human beings and rape. In this case, it was noted that, at the beginning of 2021, 4 suspects ( two British citizens and two Romanian citizens ) constituted a criminal group organized in order to commit on the Romanian territory, but also of other states, such as the United States and the United Kingdom, of the crime of human trafficking. Injured persons were recruited by British citizens by misleading the intention to establish a marriage / concubine relationship and the existence of real feelings of love ( the loverboy method ). They were subsequently transported and housed in buildings in Ilfov County where, by exercising acts of physical violence and mental coercion ( by intimidation, constant surveillance, control and invocation of alleged debts ), were sexually exploited by group members by forcing pornographic events to be produced and broadcast through social media platforms of such a character and by subjecting them to execution work, forcibly,in order to obtain significant financial benefits consisting of the amounts of money obtained as a result of access to the materials by users. To date, 6 injured persons have been identified who have been sexually exploited by the organized criminal group. The rape offense was noted that in March 2022, an injured person was forced on two different occasions, by a suspect through the exercise of physical violence and psychological pressure to have sex. At the headquarters of the Directorate for the Investigation of Organized Crime and Terrorism – The Central Structure were led, for hearing, 4 people about whom there is a reasonable suspicion that they are involved in the criminal activity. Following the hearings, the prosecutors of the Directorate for the Investigation of Organized Crime and Terrorism – The Central Structure ordered the detention measure for a period of 24 hours compared to the 4 persons. The activities were also attended by police officers from the Ilfov Organized Crime Service and the Anti-Trafficking Service, as well as gendarmes from the Special Gendarmerie Intervention Brigade. We specify 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.

I’d call your attention to the portion translated as,

Injured persons were recruited by British citizens by misleading the intention to establish a marriage / concubine relationship and the existence of real feelings of love ( the loverboy method ). They were subsequently transported and housed in buildings in Ilfov County where, by exercising acts of physical violence and mental coercion ( by intimidation, constant surveillance, control and invocation of alleged debts ), were sexually exploited by group members by forcing pornographic events to be produced and broadcast through social media platforms of such a character and by subjecting them to execution work, forcibly, in order to obtain significant financial benefits consisting of the amounts of money obtained as a result of access to the materials by users.

To date, 6 injured persons have been identified who have been sexually exploited by the organized criminal group.
The rape offense was noted that in March 2022, an injured person was forced on two different occasions, by a suspect through the exercise of physical violence and psychological pressure to have sex.

/ end update.

A now-deleted page on Tate’s website describes at least some elements of the sex trafficking crimes DIICOT alleges. h/t Jon Christian.

“MY JOB WAS TO GET WOMEN TO FALL IN LOVE WITH ME.

Literally, that was my job. My job was to meet a girl, go on a few dates, sleep with her, test if she’s quality, get her to fall in love with me to where she’d do anything I say, and then get her on webcam so we could become rich together. Whether you agree or disagree with what I did with their loyalty, submission, and love for me doesn’t matter. You cannot reject the results, and the results are simple. My girlfriends would do more for me than 99.9% of men’s wives would do for them.”

Reads one section. Another says,

“I’ve been running a webcam studio for nearly a decade, I’ve had over 75 girls work for me, and my business model is different than 99% of webcam studio owners. Over 50% of my employees were actually my girlfriend at the time and, of all my girlfriends, NONE were in the adult entertainment industry before they met me.”

The idea of webcam modeling, nonmonogamy, or BDSM (if you’ve done more research on Tate) will viscerally upset some people. These may be outside of your morality or individual experience, but they are not proof of coercion and force. It’s important to understand that sex workers are not automatically victims, and based on evidence and the real-life experience of sex workers, Amnesty International advocates decriminalizing all aspects of consensual adult sex

In the case of the Tate brothers and crew, the allegations are of force or coercion. According to Reuters, prosecutors said they had found six women who the suspects had sexually exploited. That last sentence sounds damning.

Tate is just accused and not convicted. I add that disclaimer with the same conviction that I’d say, Sam Bankman-Fried hasn’t been convicted, or that O.J. Simpson was acquitted. The best-case scenario for Tate is that he’s a weirdo grifter who bragged about picking his girlfriends based on who he could manipulate.

Update 1/2/23: This video by Bruce Rivers, breaks down some of Andrew Tate’s other statements that seem rather incriminating. The statements include Tate admitting to the use of violence and coercive control and a claim that he was prepared to evade law enforcement if needed.

/ end update.
To play devil’s advocate, I’m unfamiliar with Romanian law, and Google translate is limited. So the term “sexually exploited” is vague, at least with my limited contextual knowledge. I know kink and nontraditional relationships are often shamed, and people famous for acting like moronic assholes are sometimes targets of law enforcement. 

Update 1/4/23: Ramona Bolla, a spokesperson for DIICOT, confirmed the seizure of 11 cars from Andrew Tate and his brother Tristan since their arrest to Insider. The cars have been being held to cover cost of the investigation, and could also be used to fund any payments awards to their alleged victims. / end update.

Tate is an asshole, and the evidence that he’s a criminal seems high. While he’s not yet proven guilty, his guilt has far more evidence than the many conspiracies surrounding his case. Including the idea that he’s being setup by the CIA.


Sure, it’s possible Tate et al. are being set up due to fame, sensationalism and stigma around sex work. Law enforcement spent years going after Backpage, a classified ads platform used by sex workers, with claims that prosecutors seemed aware were false

The cases for child sex trafficking multiple U.S. law enforcement agencies built against Backpage were impeded because the company kept trying to help stop sex trafficking. When the Department of Justice shut down Backpage, sex workers said it removed safeguards that protected them

Tate may not be found guilty, but it’s unlikely he was a positive force. Memos from Romanian prosecutors saying, “Even without a subpoena, in exigent circumstances such as a child rescue situation, Backpage will provide the maximum information and assistance permitted under the law” won’t surface. Something U.S. federal prosecutors wrote about Backpage.

Tate and the others, were arrested following a well-publicized Twitter interaction between Tate and Greta Thunberg. Thunberg’s Tweet clapping back at Tate is now one of the most-liked of all time. The media coverage of said Tweet was incredible.

People at DIICOT, just like those in every law enforcement agency on the planet, get a career boost from handling a high-profile case. I don’t find it far-fetched that someone with power would rush a raid a little bit to hit a media high.

The sequence of events fueled incorrect reporting that a pizza box seen in Tates response video to Thunberg allowed police to find him.

Ben Dreyfuss first debunked that narrative, and DIICOT later confirmed the Jerry’s Pizza box wasn’t used in the investigation, but will always have the memes. 

So far as the Romanian sexual exploitation case against Tate & Co., the worst management consulting company ever, goes, the woke mind virus had no involvement. Well apart from people with woke mind virus loving the idea that a pizza box shown in the Tate’s video response to a 19 year old climate activist allowed Romanian authorities to confirm he was in the country, and arrest him in a human trafficking investigation.

Article by Mason Pelt of Push ROI. First published in MasonPelt.com on January 1, 2023.