November 30, 2017
After allegedly being held captive for six days in July 2017, British model Chloe Ayling says she was released by her captor. Ayling says that she was told she was originally kidnapped to be sold into sex trafficking by a group called Black Death but that once they learned she was a mother, they realized they had made a mistake and she would have to be set free.
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On the morning of her alleged release, Ayling says the man who had been watching her 24/7 during the previous days took her to the consulate in Milan, Italy.
“We walk into the consulate and then I told the lady behind the window that I had been kidnapped,” Ayling tells Dr. Phil in a daytime exclusive airing Thursday. “He told me to say that he was a friend. He said, ‘You’ve got to say that I’m a friend and you called me on your release from a random person’s phone.’ And that was his plan, and I said, ‘OK, I’ll say that.’”
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She claims she was then taken into a private room. Ayling says it wasn’t until she was out of sight of her alleged abductor, that she revealed that she didn’t know him. Lukasz Herba has been charged with kidnapping and remains in custody in Italy. His attorney maintains this was a publicity stunt, and that his client did not knowingly take part in any crime.