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A British Model Chloe Ayling Was Abducted and Sold on the Dark Web

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Jul 11, 2023
British model Chloe Ayling abducted, sold online

Chloe flew to Milan in 2017 at the age of 20 for a photoshoot organized by her representative.  Her agent, on the other hand, was duped and inadvertently arranged for her to meet Lukasz Herba, her final abductor. Chloe recently recounted her tale on This Morning, expressing her relief at returning to the UK.

The Attack

A masked guy attacked Chloe Ayling and drugged her, rendering her unconscious. When she came to, she found herself in the trunk of a vehicle, securely tied with tape and handcuffs. The presence of luggage in the car suggested that her kidnappers intended to take her. Chloe sought to negotiate her freedom after being held hostage in a farmhouse near Milan for six days. Her captors wanted €300,000 ($324,500) or threatened to sell her on the dark web as a sex slave.

Chloe was able to communicate information about her kid with them through dialogues, which finally convinced them to release her. Lukasz Herba, her kidnapper, and she traveled to the Milan consulate together, and he was sentenced to 16 years in jail, which was eventually reduced to five years and eight months in 2021.

Believe or Not?

Chloe Ayling was falsely accused of orchestrating her own kidnapping for publicity, compounding her misery. Based on her experience, BBC Three is making a real drama about her kidnapping and following media scrutiny. Chloe is totally working with the project, and she expressed pleasure about BBC Studios sharing her tale and revealing previously unknown elements. She expressed her satisfaction with the series’ production and thanked Georgia Lester and the team for their help.