More questions are being raised about inconsistencies in police statements given by the British glamour model who claimed that she was abducted by criminal gang “The Black Death” so that she could be auctioned as a sex slave on the Dark Web.
Mom of one Chloe Ayling said she was drugged, abducted, and held captive for six days in a farmhouse in Milan, Italy, in July after showing up to a photo shoot that turned out to be fake.
Ayling claimed that members of the Black Death group auctioned her off for £270,000 ($364,000). But more questions were raised over her version of events this week when a police dossier revealed that she had bought a pair of shoes while out shopping with one of her alleged kidnappers — and later lied to police about it.
Polish brothers Lukasz and Michal Herba are in custody accused of the kidnapping — but Michal’s lawyer has suggested the plot is a “publicity stunt” and a “sham” that has ”duped” the Italian police.
Several villagers in the town where she claimed to have been held hostage told a French TV show that they spotted Ayling laughing and joking with her alleged abductor.
“I didn’t lie, I just brushed it off. No one understands the reasoning unless you have been through what I have been through,” Ayling told Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain.
In interviews following the abduction, she claimed her attacker was armed with a knife. But her police statements, which were viewed by The Sun on Sunday, do not mention this detail.
The controversy has apparently not slowed Ayling down: The 20-year-old, who said that she plans to write a tell-all book about her ordeal, uploaded a racy snap to Instagram in which she is pictured naked and sitting on a log.
Ayling, from Coulsdon, South London, was unavailable for comment, but her Italian lawyer Francesco Pesce has insisted that her story is true.
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Main photo: Chloe Ayling [Good Morning Britain / YouTube (screenshot)]