It’s Greta Thunberg vs. Andrew Tate, Round 3: The Swedish climate activist claims a toxic influencer got into online spats with her days before being arrested for rape and sex trafficking because he felt “threatening” by her
- She spoke for the first time since his arrest in an interview with ABC News
- Thunberg claims their argument was caused by his feeling threatened
Greta Thunberg has spoken out about the shift in human trafficking in Romania for the first time since the arrest of “toxic” influencer Andrew Tate, claiming he feels “threatened” by her.
The Swedish eco-activist suggested in an interview with ABC News’ The View that just days before his arrest and his brother, Tate trolled her about being “threatened” by people like her.
The 20-year-old said: “There are many, many problems in the world that we need people to deal with.
“But it seems like they feel so threatened or that their worldview is so threatened by people like me – climate activists and environmental activists – that they feel they are silencing us and mocking us.
“That should be taken as a positive sign because it means we are actually making a difference.
.@GretaThunberg where she sees the climate crisis now: “More people are losing their lives and livelihoods as a result of the climate crisis, so in that sense we are much worse off than before.”
“Mobilize more people, but it’s going far, far too slowly.” pic.twitter.com/QgDXykevGL
— The View (@TheView) February 17, 2023
The Swedish eco-activist suggested in an interview with ABC News that just days before his arrest and his brother, Andrew Tate trolled her about being “threatened” by people like her
Greta Thunberg has spoken out for the first time since the arrest of “toxic” influencer Andrew Tate over changes in human trafficking
“Otherwise they wouldn’t be spending their time deceiving us online.”
Those comments came in response to a viral online war of words between the pair, which saw the misogynistic influencer boast about his collection of exhaust-emission cars.
The former kickboxer tried to taunt the activist by boasting about his vehicles’ “huge emissions” while sharing a picture of himself standing next to a Bugatti and claiming he owns 33 cars.
“Please provide your email address so I can send a complete list of my car collection and their respective huge emissions,” he tweeted, tagging Miss Thunberg.
She replied: “Yes, please enlighten me. email me at smalld***[email protected]’
It comes as the influencer was detained alongside his brother Tristan and two other suspects while his home in the capital Bucharest was searched.
Tate (pictured) is a prolific social media personality who brags about her lavish lifestyle online
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Andrew Tate and Tristan Tate were escorted by police officers to the headquarters of the Bucharest Directorate for the Investigation of Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT).
Tate and his brother have been under investigation along with two Romanian nationals since April last year.
The 36-year-old was arrested in December along with his brother on suspicion of human trafficking, rape and forming an organized criminal group to exploit women.
The four arrested have not yet been formally charged with any crime and have maintained their innocence.
He lost his appeal against a decision to keep him in jail for 30 days while police investigate sex trafficking allegations, meaning he will remain in custody until February 27.
The couple moved into a converted warehouse in Romania in 2017, which they staffed with armed guards.
Andrew and Tristan Tate are both dual citizens of the United States and the United Kingdom. Born to an American father and British mother, the brothers grew up partly in both countries.