PHILADELPHIA (October 17, 2023) – Earlier this month, Laffey, Bucci & Kent sex crimes lawyer Jill Roth traveled to Bucharest, Romania, and spoke out on behalf of her client, Mary Doe, a key witness and victim in the Romanian government’s criminal prosecution of social media influencer Andrew Tate on charges of human trafficking, rape, and organized criminal activity. Tate was indicted in June along with his brother Tristan and two Romanian female suspects for human trafficking.
Roth is now defending the woman from a frivolous lawsuit filed by Tate and his brother in Florida seeking $5,000,000, claiming the woman and another victim are liable for the Tate brothers’ arrest and prosecution by Romanian government officials. Roth, accompanied by Dani Pinter, Esq. and Christen Price, Esq. of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, and UK attorney, Matthew Jury, Esq., held a joint press conference in Bucharest, announcing a united stand against Tate and his followers’ harassment, intimidation and attempts to silence the woman and his other victims.
“We publicly called out the Tate brothers and their team for trying to exploit the American civil courts as a launching pad for their campaign to silence their victims. It was crucial to make the Romanian public and their government officials aware of the harassment and vile threats the Tate Brothers and their trolls have heaped upon my client and other trafficking survivors, which is the only real defense strategy for weak and scared men,” said Roth. “Survivors will not be silenced. Not today, not ever, and certainly not on our watch.”
Laffey, Bucci & Kent lawyers and the National Center on Sexual Exploitation Law Center stand together in solidarity against Andrew Tate and his brother Tristan for their attempts to intimidate, frighten, and silence these women. Roth said, “These tactics are unacceptable, and we will not back down. We strongly encourage people who wish to come forward to do so and for others to support those already suffering immensely by stopping the spread of disinformation online.”
The legal team representing four additional women suing Tate in the UK for allegations of rape and physical assault, McCue Jury & Partners, and the legal team representing the key witnesses in the Romanian case against the Tate brothers appeared united in Romania in solidarity.
All survivors of sexual assault and those with information about Tate are encouraged to contact Laffey, Bucci & Kent’s sex crime victims’ hotline at 855-382-3385 to begin the path to healing. Attorney Jill Roth can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laffey, Bucci & Kent LLP (www.laffeybuccikent.com) is a trauma-informed, personal injury law firm based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that represents individuals seriously injured due to the negligence of others. Their crime victim department is made up of former sex crimes prosecutors who solely represent survivors of abuse, assault, and human trafficking nationwide. They are currently lead counsel in various well-known sexual abuse lawsuits across the country, including litigation against the Southern Baptist Convention for their cover-up of sexual abuse. The attorneys at the firm have more than 50 years of combined experience and have obtained more than $500 million on behalf of their clients, including a $52,000,000 settlement in 2020 on behalf of 29 victims of the Miracle Meadows School in West Virginia. They also have offices in California, Delaware, West Virginia, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, and New York.