TRISTAN Tate has claimed he is collateral damage in the ‘war’ against Andrew as the brothers face allegations of rape and organized crime.
The 34-year-old influencer said he has no second regrets staying with his older brother and business partner, 36.
Tristan is quoted by reality stating: “I hate to say this but I’m fully aware I wouldn’t have been banned (on social media) or probably would have gone to jail if I hadn’t been Andrew’s brother.
“I’m not mad about it. I’m glad they said I was “guilty by association” and I’m glad they threw me in jail.
“And if they really incriminate him and send him back, they’d better send me back too, or I’ll be in jail myself. ”
Tristan added: “No one can become a hero alone.
“Let’s hypothesize that a charismatic billionaire walks up and says, ‘I want to be the leader of England!'” He doesn’t stand a chance.
“He must start his own political party, lose every single election in every constituency in the UK and never be heard from again.”
The comments come after the couple, who have dual American and British nationality, and two Romanian suspects were officially charged.
The Tate brothers were released on March 31 from hell prison, where they had been held under house arrest for three months.
The process is expected to take several years – and will not begin immediately.
The indictment states that the four defendants founded an organized criminal group on human trafficking in Romania in 2021.
Prosecutors allege seven female victims were recruited by Andrew Tate through false promises of marriage or relationship, known as the “loverboy method.”
Andrew was also charged with rape and Tristan was charged with inciting others to commit violence.
According to Romanian law, trafficking in adults is punishable by a prison sentence of up to ten years.
The case has been referred to a court in Bucharest, where a judge has 60 days to review the files to ensure legality.
Prosecutors have also ordered the confiscation of 15 buildings, 15 supercars and other assets including flash watches and a cryptocurrency asset.
All of the defendants, the Tate brothers and the two women, have denied the allegations against them.
After the indictment was released, Andrew accused authorities of trying to “steal his fortune.”
He wrote on Twitter: “I am certain that this case has absolutely nothing to do with theft of my assets.”
A spokesman for the couple said: “The charges against Andrew and Tristan Tate have been forwarded to the court… While this news is undoubtedly predictable, we are taking the opportunity it presents to prove their innocence and justify their reputation.”
“Our primary focus will be to establish the truth and ensure a fair and impartial review of the evidence that the legal team will present.”
“Tate’s legal team stands ready to cooperate fully with the relevant authorities and provide any evidence necessary to clear the brothers and uncover any misinterpretation or false allegation.”
Tate could face a suing in the Supreme Court after four British women accused him of rape and sexual assault.
Lawyers representing the alleged victims presented court documents to Tate at his Bucharest compound last week.
The women say the sexual assaults took place between 2013 and 2016 when Tate was still living in the UK.
McCue Jury & Partners are crowdfunding £50,000 to take the case to civil court in hopes it will spark a criminal investigation.
Tate first rose to fame through a short-lived appearance on Big Brother.
He was banned from the reality show after alleged footage of him hitting a woman surfaced online.
Tate then built an image that appealed to teenagers – and created an online empire that made him one of the most searched people on Google.
Much of the content disguised as lifestyle advice is considered highly sexist and intended to promote violence against women.
Its influence has spread worryingly among young men and boys. A UK MP has said he is “brainwashing” children.
Andrew Tate has previously claimed he is a ‘billionaire’ but his ‘real’ empire has been exposed and Romanian police say he is worth around £10million.
The Romanian Police Unit for Combating Organized Crime (DIICOT) had been investigating the brothers since their arrest last December.
Tate has previously boasted about his wealth – with estimates ranging from £100million to being the self-proclaimed ‘world’s first trillionaire’.