DISGRACED influencer Andrew Tate allegedly tried to lure a 16-year-old politician's daughter after bombarding her with explicit messages before his arrest.
Ex-kickboxer Tate, 36, was arrested last week in Romania as part of a probe into human trafficking, rape, and organised crime.
Now the teenage daughter of a Romanian MP and media mogul has claimed that she was on a list of the Tate brothers' possible victims.
Daria Gușă, whose father, Cozmin Gușă owns part of the television station Realitatea TV, has opened up on what she believes was a lucky escape from the pair's alleged webcam sex "scam".
The 19-year-old said she was contacted by Tate over Instagram when she was only 16.
She claims he started following her on the social media platform before bombarding her with explicit messages.
Surprised that a man with millions of followers would contact her without warning, Daria started looking into who Andrew Tate was.
Writing on social media, Daria said: "The first time I became interested in these individuals was when I received a message from one of the Tate brothers, this was 3 years ago.
"I was 16 years old, I had just created an Instagram account, but I was already out of the country, studying in Austria.
"It seemed suspicious to me that a man with several million followers, whom I had never heard of, had sent me an explicit message, with the obvious purpose of 'hooking' me."
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She was stunned to discover that some of her fellow female students at her old school in the Prahova region of Romania had received similar creepy messages.
"Because the sender was located in the Prahova area, I asked my former colleagues from Câmpina high school if they had somehow received similar messages, and three of them confirmed that they had," she said.
"I didn't answer the message, but one of my friends, who was 15 years old at the time and was a student in grade 1Xa, answered, and so the conversation continued for a while with 'brother Tate'"
Daria said that her friend kept up the conversation with Tate for some time, during which period he bragged to her about his expensive cars and luxury lifestyle to try and persuade her into going on a date with him.
It seemed suspicious to me that a man with several million followers, whom I had never heard of, had sent me an explicit message, with the obvious purpose of 'hooking' me
"The individual would propose that she meet him, bragging about the luxury cars they could drive her around or the famous restaurants where they could dine together," she said.
"Fortunately, my friend was not naive and refused, but as a result of the incident, the two Tates began to be monitored in the group of girls targeted by their messages, so I also came to know the details of the stormy exploits of the brothers, publicized and by the scandal press," the young woman added.
Tate and his brother Tristan are accused by Romanian authorities of recruiting women on local social media platforms and persuading them to travel to their £600k villa on the outskirts of the country's capital Bucharest.
The brothers would allegedly falsely claim to be in love with the young women, before making them perform sexual acts on webcams.
Women were forced to film porn videos in the compound and were kept under 24/7 house arrest, according to Romanian investigators.
Neighbours of the Luton-raised brothers claim dozens of young men from Britain and the US travelled to the secretive site where at any one time at least eight women were performing on webcam sites.
Tate and his brother are being held in a "hellhole" Romanian jail cell as prosecutors announced they were being remanded in custody for 30 days.
Two glamorous accomplices of the Tates were also arrested in the armed raid, including Andrew's model girlfriend, 28, and an ex-police worker accused of helping lure women to their home.
The two women Georgiana Naghel and porn actress Luana Radu were pictured alongside Tate in the back of a police van on their way to jail.
One woman who claims she had a lucky escape from the Tates is ex-Playboy model Carla Howe, who told pals Andrew tried to force her to come to Romania with a series of "controlling and aggressive" messages.
Howe, 32, told friends the tactics used by the former Big Brother contestant on her were chillingly similar to those allegedly used on the six women who were being held at the home.
She claimed that when they first started talking online in February, Tate showered her with compliments and romantic messages.
But the messages allegedly soon took a darker turn, becoming "controlling and aggressive".
She told friends he tried to ban her from going on holiday to Spain with a girlfriend, insisting that she had to "obey" him.
As they continued talking, Carla said Tate asked her to fly out to Romania to visit him.
Tate, who was kicked off Big Brother in 2016 after video of him allegedly attacking a woman was leaked, has made a living in recent years as an "inspirational" influencer for wannabe-alpha males.
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After sparking a petty row with eco-warrior Greta Thunberg late in December, he has gained nearly a million followers on social media.
He had his Twitter restored by Elon Musk recently, after his Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube accounts were all banned earlier this year for "misogynistic" posts.
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