Andrew Tate Berates Fans Who Are Doing Less Than He Is in His Jail Cell After Boasting He Does 500 Press-ups and Walks 10KM in the Tiny Room
While Andrew Tate is languishing in a Romanian prison accused of sex trafficking, he’s maintaining a rigid routine of exercise, meditation and prayer.
He’s also still teaching ‘students’ remotely via his The Real World ‘learning platform’, and responding to hundreds of letters he receives daily, he claims.
Tate’s loyal followers – comprised primarily of young men – pay $49.99 (£40) per month in order to access community chat groups and ‘step-by-step’ lessons Tate is now creating behind bars.
Tate, 36, shared an insight into his daily routine today while simultaneously berating fans who he believes are lagging behind and not putting enough effort into their lives.
‘If my days in this cell are more productive than yours, you should be furious with yourself,’ he said. ‘It means you are failing.
‘How will you ever reach greatness when you do not even outperform a man in a jail cell? Work harder. You cannot afford to fail any longer.’
Andrew Tate to remain detained in Romania until end of February
Tate said despite his ‘extremely limited freedom of action’, he completes 500 squats and 500 push-ups each day.
‘I practice my tiger paw technique. Walk 10km. Write and complete lessons for the students inside The Real World. Read and respond to 100s of letters,’ he added.
‘Pray, read my Quran. And then begin my day of strict long meditation. You have all your freedom of movement. You have unlimited information and accessibility at your fingertips.’
Tate has amassed a cult-like following who are standing by him as Romanian authorities investigate allegations of trafficking and rape.
He claims he has some 200,000 paying clients via his The Real World platform – which appears to be a rebrand of his Hustlers University business.
At $49.99 per month – about £40 – the business would be bringing in £96m-a-year if he does have as many clients as he claims.
To protect their anonymity, members refer to themselves as ‘G’s’ and to Tate as ‘Top G’ – and many share stories of desperation, seeking to turn a quick buck to cover medical expenses or end cycles of living paycheck to paycheck.
But there are others drawn to the group over Tate’s divisive rhetoric about escaping the ‘matrix’ and his misogynistic views.
Tate and his younger brother Tristan have been held in custody since December 29, when they were arrested over allegations of rape, human trafficking and setting up an organised crime group.
They are being held alongside Luana Radu, 32 – a former police officer in Bucharest – and Georgiana Naghel, 28 – a model believed to have been dating Tate for almost a year. The two models are being held in house arrest.
The Tate brothers have repeatedly asked to be released from prison pending further investigation but, so far, Romanian courts have kept them in custody.
A judge granted a further 30-day extension to the detention order earlier this week amid concerns he is too dangerous to be released.
Tate claims he is ‘being held in custody to make me mentally ill’ and claimed his detention was part of a ploy to make him ‘succumb’.
Prosecutors can ask the courts to extend the suspects’ detention for up to 180 days.
While Tate maintains his innocence, Romanian prosecutors DIICOT said in a statement they had identified six victims in the human trafficking case. No charges have been laid.
They claim alleged victims were held under constant supervision against their will in the armed safehouse near Bucharest and forced to make pornographic content to be shared online.
Police allege women were sexually exploited, physically abused and mentally coerced (‘through intimidation, […] control and invocation of alleged debts’) by members of the group for financial gain.
Prosecutors say they recruited victims by seducing them and by falsely saying they wanted to marry them or be in a relationship.