Chloe Ayling is speaking out in more detail about her kidnapping.
The 20-year-old alleges that a group of men abducted her in Italy and kept her captive for six days. She tells London's ITV 'This Morning' her story. "I was hoping for a non-painful death," she said while tearing up.
Ayling's ordeal began with a modeling gig her agent booked in Milan. She showed up and said she realized immediately it was a ploy. Masked men bound and drugged her with ketamine. "Absolute panic. I didn't know why they were doing this," she recalled.
She says that she passed out and woke up in the trunk of a car. The men wanted to traffic her on the Dark Web for sexual purposes to men in the Middle East.
Eventually, Ayling was let go when the kidnappers found out she had a son.
Ayling told her interviewer it's hurtful when people doubt her story. One incident that has raised questions is the fact that Ayling went shopping with her one of her kidnappers and didn't run away. "Like when I went shoe shopping, apparently, which was to the camping shop to get shoes for the consulate, people were saying why didn’t I run?" She explained.
The model said she didn't know the local language and the captors had threatened her with weapons. Running away didn't guarantee her safety. "It’s easy for them to say that but when you’re in my situation it’s not that easy. I was with an assassin that’s always armed, I’d been shown knives." She added, "So I couldn’t just try and put my life in the hands of a random Italian woman.If I couldn’t communicate with her, or she didn’t care, then I’d risk my life."
One man has been arrested in connection to the crime.
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