Following allegations of his participation in rape and human trafficking, Andrew Tate was taken into custody in Romania.
This did not age well
Tate, now 36, originally achieved prominence as a kickboxer. In 2008, the British-American was ranked as Britain’s seventh-best light-heavyweight kickboxer.
A year later, he won his first title and was by then the best in his European level.
Up until his final retirement in 2016, the athlete enjoyed success, and soon after that, his career as a media personality started.
Widespread controversy ensued when he was expelled from the UK Big Brother house that year as a consequence of a video showing him beating a lady with a belt that she subsequently said was a BDSM.
Additionally, there were rumors that racist and homophobic comments had also been found on his account at the time.
When he said on Twitter that depression “isn’t real” in 2017, the issue persisted.
Following that, he discussed the #MeToo movement and his belief that rape victims should “carry some responsibility” for their ordeal.
These opinions persisted until Tate was ultimately expelled from Twitter later in 2017.
Despite this, he continued to gain notoriety and formed relationships with a variety of dubious characters, such as anti-Islam campaigner Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, whom he referred to as a “solid guy.”
Tate’s provocative opinions were well known, but it wasn’t until TikTok’s emergence that he gained notoriety as a global hate figure.
This increased awareness of his webcam company, where he claimed to oversee the material of online adult performers, some of whom were his girlfriends.
Webcam modeling is legal, but Tate and his brother acknowledged, according to the Mirror, that they would push women to give their clients “false sob tales” in order to maximize their profits. They also acknowledged that this was a fraud.
Tate’s website, where he posted chauvinist films on “male-female relations” and how to generate money, was also brought to light by TikTok.
Tate’s work was being disseminated by fan accounts even after he was finally removed from TikTok earlier this year, where he also spread ideas that women “belong in the home.”
For comparable grounds, he was also blocked from Instagram and Facebook.
However, he made a comeback to social media a few weeks ago after Elon Musk acquired Twitter and chose to lift his ban.
This is what caused his arrest on December 29 after an online altercation with Greta Thunberg during which he seemed to unintentionally divulge his location using pizza boxes from a Romanian company.
The television celebrity was questioned in April for possible illegal behavior. He also said that he preferred to have sex with younger women since they had had less sexual partners.
This was also a result of allegations of human trafficking.
According to Aljazeera, Tate and his brother Tristan, who is also implicated, were freed without being taken into custody even though two women who were discovered in Tate’s home at the time claimed to have been detained against their will.
But it seems like things are getting worse now.
Tate, Tristan, and two suspects from Romania are all being held in jail for a 24-hour period, according to the Romanian newspaper Libertatea.
“We cannot at this time offer any specifics regarding the claimed claims that they have been imprisoned,” a spokeswoman told the MailOnline. “However, Andrew and Tristan Tate have the highest respect for the Romanian authorities and will always cooperate and aid in any way they can.”
For About $200 Million, Justin Bieber Has Just Sold His Whole Music Catalog
The whole music collection of Justin Bieber was auctioned for USD $200 million. According to Rolling Stone, the pop artist gave the Hipgnosis Songs Fund the rights to his songs. The sizable agreement covers 290 of his works that will be released by December 21, 2021. Therefore, the British investment and song management firm owns all of those beloved classics, such as “Baby,” “Love Me”, and even “Boyfriend”!
Leaving a Legacy
With this agreement, Hipgnosis has acquired a 100% interest in the publishing rights and the artist’s portion of the income from the 28-year-master old’s recordings, which are still owned by Universal Music Group. Additionally, they are entitled to neighboring rights, which apply to any public performances of his music. Following the announcement of the contract, Scooter Braun, Bieber’s longtime manager, said through CNN: “Justin is truly a once in a generation artist and that is reflected and acknowledged by the magnitude of this deal. For 15 years I have been grateful to witness this journey and today I am happy for all those involved. Justin’s greatness is just beginning.”
From a Business Perspective
Bieber joins a lengthy line of musicians, including Bruce Springsteen, Justin Timberlake, Motley Crue, Sting, and Red Hot Chili Peppers, who have lately sold their libraries. Bieber is the biggest musician traded for in his generation, surpassing Springsteen, whose catalog was sold for an estimated $550 million. If you have something that’s popular, everyone wants to get in on it, according to Cynthia Katz of the legal firm Fox Rothschild, which has handled infamous deals like the sale of Motley Crue to BMG.
Taylor Swift, meanwhile, has chosen a totally different path. In 2019, after Big Machine Records, unknowing to her, sold her masters to her adversary Scooter Braun, the singer fought valiantly to regain creative control, even re-recording six of her first studio albums. She admitted that she made an attempt to repurchase them before the agreement with Braun was signed. Of course, not every singer is in to doing all the same the others do, but there lies the greatness of it all as money is always a powerful tool. A strategic move for singers, but it would be up to them to handle it all and prove their business prowess too!
Sebastian Stan Says He’s Interested in Being Luke Skywalker One Day
Sebastian Stan, who is most known for playing Bucky Barnes, or the Winter Soldier, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has developed a bit of a reputation in recent years for being essentially a perfect clone of a young Luke Skywalker. When you compare the two side by side, their similarities are startling. Mark Hamill himself has chimed in on the topic in the past, suggesting that Stan could easily be his kid.
What Could Be
So it seems sense that there has been constant pressure for Stan to portray a young Luke Skywalker at some time in the future. Face swaps, alterations, and fan art abound, making it obvious that the actor is well aware of how much the fans want to see him in the part. The higher-ups at Disney must have have seen the demand by this point, and fans have been really keen on showing the many possibilities on what can happen.
All The Possibilities
It was brought up in a recent interview with Esquire whether or not we may ever see our dreams come true, and he is technically not saying no: “Look, it’s really kind. Never say never. Mark Hamill is my father, you know, and he knows that, and I call him every Christmas to tell him, ‘just want you to know I’m around,’” he stated.
Thanks to technology, Hamill was still able to appear in The Mandalorian as a younger version of Skywalker, but there’s only so much that can be done without it seeming completely ludicrous, so it’s by no means a long-term fix. We’ll have to keep to the face swaps for the time being since there are obviously no current formal intentions to cast Stan in the part, or at least none that can be disclosed at this point.
This isn’t the first time Stan has responded to the demand; in a Good Morning America interview from last March, given to promote The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, he was asked if it was possible that the request would be granted. He replied, “If Mark Hamill calls me personally to tell me that he feels inclined to share this role with me then I’ll believe it,” when asked if it was possible.
Usain Bolt Gets Scammed and Ends Up Losing Almost $12 Million
Usain Bolt’s attorneys claim that the Olympic champion lost about $12 million from an account that was supposed to help him pay for his retirement. The 36-year-old had deposited the cash in a Stocks and Securities Ltd. account in Kingston, but on January 18, his attorney asserted that only approximately $12,000 remained of the millions that had been there. According to Linton P. Gordon, Bolt’s life savings were in the account, but since the money vanished, regulators have not gotten in touch with either him or Bolt.
A Huge Surprise
The day before Gordon revealed the money had vanished, the Jamaican Financial Services Commission announced that, in response to concerns of fraud claims, it had appointed its own temporary manager to the investment firm. A copy of the letter Gordon wrote Stocks & Securities Limited on January 16 demanding the money be returned within 10 days or the company will face civil and criminal action was made available to the Associated Press by Gordon.
Quite the Odd Occurrence
As the Jamaican Financial Services Commission continues to look into the company, Stocks & Securities Limited requests on its website that customers direct any questions to the commission. Earlier this month, Stocks & Securities Limited disclosed that it had learned of the alleged scam and stated that several of its clients may be missing millions of dollars. Nigel Clarke, the finance minister for Jamaica, noted that although the situation was concerning, it was also quite exceptional.
NIgel Clarke had then stated: “It is tempting to doubt our financial institutions, but I would ask that we don’t paint an entire hard working industry with the brush of a few very dishonest individuals.” While the Financial Services Commission conducts its investigation, the company is permitted to continue operations, but all transactions require government authorization. After setting world records in the 100-meter, 200-meter, and 4×100-meter relay events, Bolt ended his athletic career in 2017.