“So why did you lie to us?’’ – Kidnap model Chloe Ayling breaks down in tears after cops caught her lying about the nature of her relationship with her alleged abductor while in captivity
Lukasz, 30, and Michal Herba, 36, are accused of kidnapping Chloe and putting her in a suitcase
Ayling a 20-year-old British model claims she was drugged and kidnapped to be sold in an auction as a sex slave
Locals in the village revealed she was with her alleged kidnapper buying shoes which she had denied
Confronted with the facts Ayling told cops she didn’t have an explanation for lying among several inconsistencies in her details of the kidnap
She was with her alleged kidnapper in the shop because she thought it would help her regain her freedom, Ayling claimed
Lukasz Herba, from his Italian jail claims he didn’t have anything to do with kidnapping Chloe based on secret recorded phone conversations in prison to his mom
Court ruled Friday Michal Herba, should be extradited to Italy to face trial for the abduction and extortion scheme
His brother and alleged co-conspirator Lukasz has since been in custody in Italy, arrested after delivering Ayling to the British Embassy on July 17
Chloe Ayling broke down in tears when the cops caught her in a lie about her alleged kidnapper.
A police records reveal Chloe Ayling gave , contradicting previous statements when investigators interviewed her on the details of a reported shoe shopping outing she made with one of her alleged kidnappers while in captivity.
The alleged victim reportedly broke down in tears when cops caught her lying about her alleged kidnapper, according to police reports.
The 20-year-old British model’s story has been under scrutiny over claims she was drugged, put in a suitcase and bundled into a car. One of the two men accused of kidnapping Ayling had earlier told the court the alleged victim was an “attention seeker”.
Michal Herba, 36, who was ordered back to return to Italy Friday, to face trial, claimed the British model was “free, chilled and relaxed” when he met her – despite her claims she had been drugged, locked in a suitcase and held ransom for six days.
Michal’s brother and alleged co-conspirator Lukasz Herba, 30, has since been in custody in Italy, arrested after delivering Ayling to the British Embassy on July 17, six days after she clams she was kidnapped, during a trip to Milan for a photoshoot but was instead held captive at a farmhouse.
Ayling claims she was drugged and kidnapped to be sold in an auction as a sex slave
Prosecutor Florence Iveson told the court that : “The allegation is that Mr Herba acted in complicity with his brother, Lukasz Herba, and other unidentified persons to kidnap the victim in Milan.
“It is said she was drugged and kidnapped and a 300,000 euro ransom was demanded.”
Michael Herba’s attorney, George Hepburne Scott pointed out the contradiction of the alleged victim, Ayling and her captor shopping for shoes, a “wholly anomalous feature of a hostage situation,” Scott said.
In another incident Ayling went out to breakfast with the kidnapper before her release when the pair found the British consulate was closed.
“It would amount to an abuse of process of the court if there was any evidence to suggest this was a publicity stunt.
“This case has a unique set of anomalies which might lead to the conclusion that the Italian authorities have been duped and that their process has been abused,” Scott concluded.
Polish brothers Lukasz Herba and Michal Herba, seen [surveillance photo], strolling away from the kidnap point, allegedly with the victim in a suitcase
Michal Herba [left], who has been ordered to return to Italy to face trial says Ayling [right], is an attention seeker
At one point in three separate interviews over nearly 13 hours, Chloe was asked about the tracksuit and shoes she was wearing. She said she was given them before leaving the house where she was allegedly held near Turin.
But the documents say she burst into tears when told a shopkeeper confirmed she was with Lukasz when they were bought. She told police: “It is true. I went with him to buy the shoes.’’
One officer asked: “So why did you lie to us?’’
Chloe, of Coulsdon, South London, again broke down before saying: “I don’t have a reasonable explanation.’’
Another cop asked in the interviews on July 17: “Don’t you think it seems strange that you went to buy shoes with the person who kidnapped you?’’ Chloe replied: “He was the person who could save me and who could help me regain my freedom. That’s the reason I didn’t fight and I didn’t ask for help from the woman in the shop.’’
Chloe Ayling [right], broke down crying when she found out lying, about a shoe shopping trip with her alleged kidnapper. She had initially denied the report
Lukasz and Michal Herba are accused of kidnapping Chloe and putting her in a suitcase and transported in the trunk of a sub-compact to a regional farm house
Investigators got Ayling to admit she lied about some details of her ‘kidnap’ story. The model told police she didn’t have an explanation for lying about hanging out and going shoe shopping with her alleged kidnapper while in captivity
Lukasz Herba claims he didn’t have anything to do with kidnapping Chloe Ayling based on secret recorded phone conversations from his Italian prison cell to his mother in Poland
In a statement Chloe said five people were involved in her kidnap but she had seen only two faces, thought to be the Herba brothers.
In one of her belief defying details on the case, the mother-of-one told police how, on her first night in the mountain hideout,Lukasz Herba handcuffed her to a chest of drawers.But for her remaining nights in captivity near the French border, he slept beside her in a double bed., but sex ws not involved. However, a report by Italian authorities revealed sperm was found in the bed she shared with her abductor.
A 71-page police report on the case includes a photo of Lukasz and another man driving to the fake photo studio in Milan where Chloe was snatched from.
Another showed Michal lugging a suitcase as he walked with a man, believed to be his brother.
Italian cops say Chloe was later stuffed into it after being injected with ketamine. There is also a transcript of a secret recording made in prison as Lukasz called his mum in Poland.
In a statement Chloe, seen here in the online auction video, said five people were involved in her kidnapping but she only saw two faces
After locals reported seeing Chloe Ayling up and about in the village, including going shoe shopping with her alleged kidnapper, she told police she went along because she thought it would help her regain her freedom
He says: “This girl is trying to set me up. She knows I didn’t have anything to do with kidnapping her.’’
Authorities in Italian cops say they have more than enough evidence against both brothers, with prosecutor Paolo Storari stating: “I expect this to come to trial by the end of the year.’’