A ransom email sent out by model Chloe Ayling’s captors claimed the ordeal would ‘kickstart her career’, it has emerged.
The 20-year-old’s agent received the demand for £50,000 – and was reassured that Miss Ayling would have no problem paying the money back in future.
She has told prosecutors in Italy how she was lured to a fake assignment in Milan then drugged, kidnapped, and held hostage by masked men to be sold as a sex slave in an internet auction.
Chloe Ayling has told prosecutors in Italy how she was lured to a fake assignment in Milan then drugged, kidnapped, and held hostage by masked men to be sold as a sex slave in an internet auction
Lukasz Herba, photographed by police after being arrested over the kidnapping of glamour model Chloe Ayling
According to The Sun, Miss Ayling’s kidnappers told her agent to get in touch with three businessman to raise the money for her ransom.
The demand said: ‘I am sure that this experience properly exposed to the media will kickstart her career. She will be very comfortable in giving money back.’
In an exclusive interview with The Mail on Sunday, the 20-year-old tells, in her own words, the dramatic story of her capture and release that has made headlines around the world.
Chloe was jumped by men in masks who inject her with ketamine before stripping her to her underwear and photographing her. The picture, above, was emailed to her agent and used to advertise her ‘for sale’ on the dark web
Held for six nights in a remote Italian farmhouse, the model was finally freed when her alleged captor Lukasz Herba, 30, a Polish national living in Oldbury, West Midlands, took her to the British Consulate in Milan.
Prosecutors in Milan believe she may be shielding her captor after forming a bond with him.
A source told The People: ‘One theory is that Chloe, whom we believe was terrified at the outset, began to trust him once she realised he didn’t want to hurt her.’
She is now home at Coulsdon, in the London borough of Croydon, while Herba awaits trial.
Her agent, Phil Green, was told that his client was being held by a notorious gang named Black Death. It is alleged that they planned to sell her on the Dark Web.
It is thought that a photo shoot taken weeks before in Ibiza could have brought her to the attention of her kidnappers.
Just weeks later in Milan she was lured to a fake photo shoot, drugged, handcuffed and loaded into a car boot before being held held to ransom for six days in a terrifying ordeal.
The shoot taken in June is one of glamour model Ayling’s last before the Black Death crime syndicate threatened to sell her on the dark web unless paid £230,000 before releasing her ‘because she is a mother’.
These pictures show the inside of the remote Italian hideaway where British model Chloe Ayling was kept as a ‘hostage’ for six days, including the bedroom where they slept alongside each other
The remote house was Ayling’s prison as a gang tried to auction her for sex online unless her modelling agency paid a £270,000 ransom. Left: A corridor. Right: The bathroom
Posing for the cameras in her final photo shoot before her kidnapping, Chloe Ayling had no idea what was about to befall her
Running one hand through her hair, Ayling covered her breasts with the other as she posed
This image taken before her kidnapping shows Chloe Ayling posing with a water pistol
Ayling also posed in a bikini that flaunted her slender waist as she flashed some underboob
The organisation behind her capture, known as Black Death, warned Ayling would be ‘eliminated’ if she went to the police
The shoot includes photos of her frolicking in a swimming pool and posing with a water pistol and next to some foliage.
They emerged alongside pictures of the inside of the remote Italian hideaway where Ayling was kept by her suspected captor Lukasz Herba.
They show the bedroom where Ayling slept alongside her captor and the 65-square-feet kitchen where they shared meals.
The ‘stone cottage’, in the quiet mountain village of Borgial, was featured in an advert offering a ‘wood-burning fireplace’ and space for eight to ten people. Pictured: The kitchen
The cottage was advertised for rent on a ‘monthly or monthly consecutive’ basis for a nature-inclined break featuring ‘hiking and outdoor sports’
The prime suspect in the case is Polish odd-job man Lukasz Herba, who moved to the UK several years ago
The ‘stone cottage’, in the quiet mountain village of Borgial, was featured in an advert offering space for eight to ten people and homely features including a ‘wood-burning fireplace’.
It was advertised for rent on a ‘monthly or monthly consecutive’ basis for a nature-inclined break featuring ‘hiking and outdoor sports’.
The remote house was Ayling’s prison as a gang tried to auction her for sex online unless her modelling agency paid a £270,000 ransom.
Ayling sported a red Adidas tracksuit that hugged her sensational frame as she posed in the shoot
In other photos she frolics in a swimming pool and poses with a water pistol and next to some foliage
Final poses: The shoot taken in June is one of Ayling’s last before her kidnapping
Striking a pose: Ayling held some foliage as she posed for the cameras in a skimpy bikini
Relaxing: This photo shows Ayling chilling out in a swimming pool as part of the glamour shoot
All smiles: Posing for the cameras, Ayling had no idea the fate that was about to befall her
It emerged last night that three of Ayling’s friends were asked to contribute to her £230,000 ransom
The 20-year-old Brit posed with a water pistol by the side of the pool for the shoot in Ibiza
Standing next to some palm trees and tilting her head to the left, the model looked into the distance
Ayling also used several props in her shoot including, bizarrely, a pink plastic flamingo
Ayling says she was lured to a fake photo shoot, drugged, handcuffed and loaded into a car boot in Milan
The photos emerge as her stripper friend claims the model is using attention from her kidnapping on 11 July to land a slot on Celebrity Big Brother.
Biannca Lake told the Daily Star: ‘I told her what happened with me. I auditioned for Big Brother five times, then I did this documentary where I said I’d slept with over 300 men.
‘Then Big Brother contacted me and put me in. She knows this – if you get in the press, you’ll get on Big Brother. That is her dream gig.’
The photos emerge as her stripper friend (right) claims the model is using attention from her kidnapping by the Black Death crime syndicate to land a slot on Celebrity Big Brother
The village of Borgial and the house where Ms Ayling was taken after she claimed to have been kidnapped
‘She knows this – if you get in the press, you’ll get on Big Brother. That is her dream gig, she just wants to be famous. She wants that or Love Island, because a lot of people work across both shows.’
But Lake said Ayling would be ‘boring’ to watch because she is quiet won’t ‘put on a front’.
Since being repatriated after her kidnappers released her, Ayling has already taken bookings for topless photoshoots and signed a deal with celebrity agency Kruger Crowne who will arrange for her to do after-dinner speeches for £2,000 each.
Her ex-boyfriend, the father of her child who Ayling hasn’t seen since returning, said ‘she just loves the camera’ and her former agent Carla Bellucci said ‘she’s always been looking for fame.’
It emerged last night that three of Ayling’s friends were asked to contribute to her £230,000 ransom.
Biannca Lake starred in Big Brother in 2014. She has a new TV show coming out about strippers
A porn baron, celebrity agent and former lover are believed to have been named in a letter from her kidnappers in Italy to her modelling agency as men who could pay £50,000 each to help set her free.
One of those mentioned was agent Dave Read who represents celebrities including Joey Essex through his company Neon Management.
He yesterday told MailOnline: ‘I have met Chloe in the past on modelling shoots, and through one of my clients, who is a friend of hers.
‘Three weeks ago, I was contacted by the Metropolitan Police, who told me that she had been kidnapped and asked to meet me.
‘When I did, they explained that an email had been sent from her kidnapper to her model agency, in which I was named as someone who might help with money.
One of those mentioned in the ransom letter was agent Dave Read (pictured with one of his clients) who represents celebrities through his company Neon Management
‘I told the police everything I knew – which was not much.
‘At that stage I understood that Chloe was still in danger, so I kept the meeting with the police secret, as the officers had asked me to.
‘I was never contacted by Chloe or her kidnapper about money, and the next I heard about it was the news that she had been found.’
Ayling says she was lured to a fake photo shoot, drugged, handcuffed and loaded into a car boot in Milan before being driven 120 miles to a farmhouse in Turin where she was kept for six days.
The organisation behind her capture, known as Black Death, then performed a u-turn and took her back to Milan, warning in a letter she would be ‘eliminated’ if she went to the police or spoke negatively about them before releasing her ‘because she was a mother’.
Dave Read with model Jessica Rose. Mr Read said: ‘I told the police everything I knew – which was not much’
As questions mounted over the kidnapping, villagers in the Italian Alps where Chloe Ayling was held hostage last night wondered why the model didn’t ask for help.
Residents of quiet Borgial where just a handful of homes lie, say they thought the model and her kidnapper Lukasz Herba were a couple when she arrived with him last month.
They have also claimed they saw Herba walk around on his own, getting pizza from a local takeaway, and questioned ‘what kind of kidnap’ it was when the victim was walking through the village.
Cesare Prati who rented the white house to Mr Herba for €300 for 20 days, told iNews: ‘The whole affair seems strange – I heard from friends she was going round the village. What kind of kidnap is that?
‘In Viu there’s police and carabinieri, it’s full of people. Why didn’t she ask for help, I don’t understand.’
One investigator said that the model thought Herba was the one who would free her, so she continued to trust him, but admitted there were holes in her story.
Earlier this week the MailOnline revealed the model went shoe shopping with her abductor.
Ms Ayling had also previously met her kidnapper, Polish odd-job man Lukasz Herba, during a business trip to Paris earlier this year, a friend has revealed.
Herba, 30, later paid her agent cash for the 20-year-old model to fly out to Milan for the fake photo-shoot where she was injected with horse-tranquilizer ketamine, forced into a suitcase and chained to furniture for six days.
Ms Ayling shared this picture when she got to Milan, before her horrific ordeal, where she says she was drugged
Ms Ayling allegedly slept in the same bed as her kidnapper and told him she would have sex with him once the ordeal was over
She was finally released on July 15 when Herba accompanied her to the British consulate in Milan after claiming the Black Death white slavery gang had kidnapped her by mistake because she was a mother.
A close friend of Miss Ayling told MailOnline: ‘I can’t say too much because Chloe is being debriefed by British police and the Foreign Office, but she did know the man who kidnapped her.
‘She met him in April on a photo shoot she had been on in Paris.
‘He then called her agency and booked her for the photo shoot in Milan. He specifically asked for her.
‘He seemed genuine. He sent previous examples of his work and paid in advance.’
The source added: ‘During the kidnapping Chloe lost her shoes. He took her to buy some new ones during her ordeal.’
The doting mother is pictured with her son – the reason she was freed – and the boy’s father
The model claimed she was lured to a fake photoshoot and ambushed by two men. She said she dropped her phone and wallet and couldn’t breathe when one of her kidnappers, wearing black gloves, grabbed her neck from behind and put his other hand over her mouth to stop her screaming.
One of them injected her with the horse tranquilizer ketamine moments before she stepped into the photographic studio in Milan, she added.
In an extraordinary 3,500 word statement made to Italian Police and obtained by MailOnline, Miss Ayling said: ‘When I entered the studio I had in my right hand my wallet and iPhone, and with the other I was pulling my luggage.
‘The door closed and before I could go in, a person from behind put a hand on my neck and one over my mouth, keeping me from screaming. On both hands the person wore black gloves.
‘Another person came from behind me [and] put himself in front of me facing me.
‘This second person had a black ski mask [on] that allowed a person to only see the eyes and the mouth. He was of average height, athletic build, muscular, and he also was wearing black gloves. He wore dark clothing with long sleeves.
She said she was lured to a fake photoshoot and ambushed by two men when she arrived
‘The man behind me kept holding me forcing me to keep my head up, while the one in front of me injected me in the front forearm.
‘I don’t remember how he was able to uncover my arm, considering that when I entered the place I had on a waist [length] leather jacket with long sleeves that was pink.
‘In the meantime I felt like I was not getting enough air because the guy behind me was preventing me from breathing adequately.
‘Neither of them said anything to me, nor did they speak to one another.’
Herba chained the young model to furniture and demanded a £270,000 ransom for her release – and threatened to sell her as a sex slave to the Russian mafia.
Miss Ayling told police she fended off his advances by promising Herba to have sex with him she her ordeal was over.
Herba denies the offences and will appear in court in Milan in September.