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The Real World Portal app created by Andrew Tate has been removed from the App Store. following claims, it encouraged misogyny and may have been a pyramid scheme.
After shutting down his Hustler's University platform, Andrew Tate created Real World Portal, a subscription app offering online learning and community on a variety of topics, including finance. The app, which targeted young men and cost $49.99 a month, had already been removed from the Google Play Store, but was removed from the Apple App Store on Friday.
Apple told the Guardian it had received a letter from law firm McCue Jury & Partners, who represented four British women who accused Tate of sexual and physical abuse. The letter, dated September 15, said the firm's clients were “extremely concerned” about the app's appearance on the App Store.
“By continuing to host RWP, Apple is not only potentially indirectly funding Tate's alleged criminal activities, but also furthering his misogynistic teachings,” the letter states.
Before the app was removed from the App Store, lawyer Matt Jury said Tate and his brother Tristan were “manipulating their significant online following to promote subscriptions to the Real World Portal. The benefits for users depend entirely on this.” when new subscribers join the platform.”
The jury continued to argue that there was “substantial evidence” that the app directly targets teenage boys and “is nothing more than an exploitative app that has no place on the Apple platform.”
A Tate spokesperson “unequivocally” rejected accusations that the app was a pyramid scheme and said it “perpetuates harmful practices designed to exploit all people, especially women.” A spokesman called the allegations “baseless, lacking credible evidence and appearing to be part of a targeted campaign against Andrew Tate.”
After suggesting that skeptics check that the app meets “legal and moral requirements,” the spokesperson added that the Google Play Store decision is “being appealed.”
Andrew Tate is currently awaiting trial in Romania on charges of human trafficking.