Andrew Tate: Woman claims social media influencer raped her and threatened to kill her

Alice, which is not her real name, has claimed Tate strangled her during sex and continued to have intercourse with her when she lost consciousness.

By Martin Brunt, Crime correspondent @skymartinbrunt

A woman who claims social media influencer Andrew Tate raped her is planning to sue him.

She says Tate, notorious for his misogynistic views, later told her he “owned” her and threatened to kill her.

Alice, which is not her real name, aged 30, said: “We were having sex and he put his hands round my throat and strangled me until I lost consciousness. And when I came round he was still having sex with me, still on top of me.

“The next day, all the white had gone completely red in one of my eyes. I looked it up afterwards and it was just lack of oxygen to your brain where your blood vessels start bursting to try and get more oxygen into your brain. That was quite scary.”

Her allegation is that in continuing to have sex with her while she was unconscious, Tate raped her.

The woman, who was 20 at the time, met Tate in a bar in Luton, Bedfordshire, where they both lived.

He was a kickboxer and club doorman at the time and they had a one-night stand, texting each other intermittently in the following weeks.

It was during a second encounter that Tate allegedly left her unconscious while they were having sex at her home.

Alice admits she didn’t complain to Tate or the police at the time.

She told friends, none of whom had experienced anything like it, but she and they dismissed it as “something that happens in sex”.

She explained: “I didn’t view it as anything really bad, until recently when I’m a bit older and more sensible and understand consent and how things work.

“I was worried that maybe I would get blamed. They would say, ‘well you were having sex with him anyway, it’s kind of your own fault’.

“But attitudes have changed and people are more educated around what is considered sexual assault.”

She is expected to soon launch a civil case against Tate, 36, for damages, claiming compensation for her ordeal and to encourage other alleged victims to come forward.

“I just hope that he can be held accountable for what he’s done,” he said.

“And I want to spread the message of education about consent and hope that more women might feel comfortable coming forward with stories of stuff that’s happened to them, not necessarily by him, just in general.”

Alice, not her real name, plans to sue Andrew Tate

In April, three other women who worked as webcam models for Tate’s internet sex business launched a crowdfunding page to raise money for a civil court case.

They claim he raped and abused them and they suffered physical injury and psychological harm that stopped them working and living a normal life for years.

They reported their allegations to Hertfordshire police in 2015.

Tate was arrested three times on suspicion of raping two women and assaulting a third, but the case was abandoned after four years.

The force apologised for delays in the investigation and said officers were prepared to meet the women to discuss any issues.

It said later it was “monitoring developments”.

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Detectives have since been in contact with lawyers for the women, who ideally want the criminal investigation re-opened.

The force was asked for a comment.

Tate, a British-US citizen with nearly seven million Twitter followers, is currently under house arrest in Romania where police are investigating suspected human trafficking, rape and sexual exploitation of women there.

A decision on whether to charge or release him is expected this month.

In a combative BBC interview last week Tate denied he was fuelling a culture of misogyny among the young, claiming he was a force for good and was “acting under the instruction of God to do good things”.

His brother Tristan and two Romanian women face the same allegations.

All the suspects deny the allegations.

Lawyer Matt Jury, who represents all four women making allegations against Tate, said: “They are seeking truth and accountability and want their evidence tested in court.

“His influence and public profile, his regular media appearances continue to cause them distress and it just aggravates the trauma they’ve been through.

“They want to bring this to an end and correct the narrative as to who Andrew Tate is. If he says he’s innocent he has nothing to fear.”

A spokesperson for Andrew Tate said: “We understand there is a lot of interest surrounding Andrew at the moment; however, he vehemently denies these accusations and does not condone violence of any kind towards women.

“All sexual acts that Andrew has partaken in have been consensual and agreed upon before by both parties.

“Andrew strongly encourages women who have experienced assault, in any form, to report it to the relevant authorities. He is saddened that a few women who he has allegedly spent time with nearly a decade ago have decided to try and take advantage of his current situation.

“We will not be commenting any further on anyone’s alleged intention to pursue legal action unless such action is submitted to the authorities.”

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