According to reports, Andrew Tate’s War Room members employed heinous techniques to entice women into sex work.
The males, who pay $8,000 (£6,300) a year to join the club, are accused of using the ‘loverboy’ strategy to socially isolate, sexually entice, and emotionally control women to perform on webcams.
Two victims, using the names Maria and Amanda from Buenos Aires and the United States, stated they met War Room members on Tinder and formed relationships with them.
They both stated that the guys requested them to bring chocolate to their dates, which they found odd.
According to the BBC documentary Andrew Tate: The Man Who Groomed the World?It was a test to see how vulnerable they were to control.
Maria and Amanda also claimed that their groomers assigned them’missions’ such as cleaning their flats or making them coffee extremely early in the morning and then’rewarded’ them with ‘treats’ such as sex to influence them into obedience.
Maria also said that her groomer, who she claimed was her first lover, forced her to break touch with her loved ones.
‘I remember not being able to see my friends not even my family. He was like, you are staying here with me,’ she recalled on the documentary.
Amanda and Maria both stated that they were victims of domestic abuse, with Amanda claiming that she was ‘bruised brutally to mark his territory’ and smacked across the face in one occasion.
The guys also had the bulk of financial power, and Amanda stated that she handed her groomer 80% of her money, totaling $95,000 (£74,000).
Furthermore, the women said that their groomers insisted on having their names tattooed on their bodies.
These were the methods employed by the men to train Maria and Amanda to act on webcam sites.
The BBC investigation found as of August 2022 there were 434 members of the War Room around the world and identified 45 potential victims through chat logs.
Tate denied any misconduct to the broadcaster and stated his willingness to defend his innocence, calling the results ‘another brazen attempt to present one-sided, unverified’ allegations against him.
‘The War Room promotes self-discipline, motivation and confidence building whilst giving members access to thousands of professionals from around the world who encourage personal responsibility and accountability, emphasising the importance of taking ownership of your choices and actions,’ Tate’s statement said.
Tate and his brother Tristan, both dual UK-US citizens, as well as two Romanian nationals, won an appeal to be released from house detention earlier this month in a Romanian court.
Despite winning his appeal, the polarising internet personality and the other defendants will be barred from leaving the country while awaiting trial on sex trafficking accusations.
In June, prosecutors alleged there were seven female victims, including some who were ‘misled’ by ‘false claims of marriage and love.’
They said that in early 2021, the defendants created an organised crime network to perpetrate people trafficking in Romania, the United Kingdom, the United States, and other nations.
The accused victims were eventually brought to premises in Romania’s Ilfov county, where they were intimidated, subjected to continual monitoring and supervision, and coerced into debt, according to the statement.
According to reports, the defendants then compelled them to participate in pornography, which was afterwards published on social media.
According to the statement, one defendant raped an alleged victim twice in March 2022.
Tate, who has been living in Romania since 2017, has previously been barred from using many social media networks.
The kickboxer has rejected all of the charges, and a trial is scheduled.
Andrew Tate: The Man Who Groomed the World? on BBC iPlayer, airing at 9pm tonight on BBC Three.