It’s Greta Thunberg vs Andrew Tate, Round 3: Swedish climate activist claims toxic influencer got into online spat with her days before rape and sex trafficking arrest because he felt ‘threatened’ by her
- She has spoken out in ABC News interview for the first time since his arrest
- Thunberg claims their war of words was caused by him feeling threatened
Greta Thunberg has spoken out for the first time since ‘toxic’ influencer Andrew Tate was arrested on human trafficking changes- she claimed he felt ‘threatened’ by her.
The Swedish eco-activist suggested Tate trolled her just days before he and his brother were arrested because he is ‘threatened’ by people like her in an interview with ABC News- The View.
The 20-year-old said: ‘There are many, many problems in the world that we need people dealing with.
‘But it seems like they feel so threatened or they feel like their worldview is so threatened by people like me – climate activists and environmental activists – speaking up that they feel like they need to silence us and mock us.
‘That should be seen as a positive sign because that means that we are actually having an impact.
The Swedish eco-activist suggested Andrew Tate trolled her just days before he and his brother were arrested because he is ‘threatened’ by people like her in an interview with ABC News
Greta Thunberg has spoken out for the first time since ‘toxic’ influencer Andrew Tate was arrested on human trafficking changes
‘Otherwise, they wouldn’t be spending their time trolling us online.’
These comments were in response to a viral online war of words between the two where the misogynist influencer bragged about his collection of exhaust-belching cars.
The former kickboxer attempted to taunt the campaigner by bragging about the ‘enormous emissions’ of his vehicles while sharing a picture of himself standing next to a Bugatti and claiming he owned 33 cars.
‘Please provide your email address so I can send a complete list of my car collection and their respective enormous emissions,’ he tweeted, tagging Miss Thunberg.
She replied: ‘Yes, please do enlighten me. email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.’
It comes as the influencer was held alongside his brother, Tristan, and two other suspects while his house was raided in the capital, Bucharest.
Tate (pictured) is a prolific social media personality – who boasts his lavish lifestyle online
The Swedish eco-activist: ‘This is what happens when you don’t recycle your pizza boxes’ – in reference to reports that police were tipped to Tate’s location in Bucharest after he released a video of himself sitting beside a Romanian takeaway box
Andrew Tate and Tristan Tate were escorted by police officers outside the headquarters of the Directorate for Investigating Organised Crime and Terrorism in Bucharest (DIICOT)
Tate and his brother have been under investigation since April last year alongside two Romanian nationals.
The 36-year-old was arrested in December with his brother on suspicion of human trafficking, rape and forming an organised crime group to exploit women.
The four detained have not been officially charged with any crimes yet, and maintain their innocence.
He lost his appeal against a decision to keep him in jail for 30 days, while police investigate sex-trafficking allegataions, meaning he will remain in custody until February 27.
The pair 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 US and the UK. The brothers were born to an American father and a British mother, and grew up partially in both countries.