Lawyers representing a man supposedly guilty of kidnapping 20 year-old model Chloe Ayling have stated that the case is a ‘sham’ and a ‘publicity stunt’.
The claim was made after Monday’s court hearing against ‘kidnapper’ Michal Herba in which the entire case may have been faked for publicity purposes.
Herba’s lawyer has since stated:
“There is a real risk that the entire case is a sham,
“The same complainant, it seems, generated publicity from the fact she was nearby the scene of a terrorist attack at the Champs Élysées in Paris”.
“Prior to the release of the complainant, the kidnapper apparently issued a press release to a tabloid newspaper setting out that this lady was being held for auction.”
Ayling was said to have been kidnapped by a group who called themselves Black Death in Milan, Italy back in July.
Michal’s 30 year-old brother Lukasz Herba is still in custody in Italy and was arrested immediately after bringing Ayling to the British Embassy on 17th July.
Prosecutor Florence Iveson, said: “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 ransom was demanded.”