Former Playboy model Carla Howe claims controversial influencer Andrew Tate attempted to lure her to Romania

A former Playboy model has reportedly claimed controversial influencer Andrew Tate tried to lure her to his hideaway in Romania.

According to Daily Mail UK, Carla Howe told her friends she felt she had a lucky escape after Tate and three other people were arrested over alleged rape and human trafficking.

The 32-year-old reportedly told friends she believed Tate may have intended to use her for human trafficking as the way he spoke to her was scarily similar to the way prosecutors in Romania have alleged Tate formed a relationship with the victims.

"He wanted me to go to Romania and I was tempted. It makes me think now how it could have gone terribly. I'd probably have ended up not leaving the house ever," Daily Mail reported.

On Friday, the controversial media personality was detained for a month by Romanian authorities as prosecutors pursued claims of human trafficking and rape.

The model, who is from the UK, said Tate first messaged her in February on Instagram and initially began showering her with compliments.

Howe said his messages to her later became "controlling and aggressive" and he even tried to ban her from going on holiday to Spain.

The Daily Mail reported she continued to chat with him despite the concerning messages and was surprised when he asked her to fly out to Romania and visit him.

Howe had agreed to travel with her sister to meet Tate but ended up pulling out as he stopped responding to her because he had been banned from Instagram.

Daily Mail reported the UK model definitely thought she had a "lucky escape," and hated what to think could've happened if she had gone to meet him in Romania.

"Things could have turned out very differently if I had gone."

Tate had been banned from all major social media platforms for the misogynistic content he uploaded and shared. However, Elon Musk reinstated his Twitter account when he took over the company.

After his arrest, Howe said many people had contacted her about it.

"A lot of people think that as he is famous he wouldn't do anything bad but we're in a new day and age. Just because of who he is doesn't mean he isn't capable of other things," she said.

Tate had been trending on Twitter last week after he and Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg got into an argument and she told him to get a life just hours before he was arrested.