British model Chloe Ayling admits that her story of a brutal kidnapping last year sounds unbelievable, explaining in a recent interview that she is not offended by those who think she fabricated the entire event.
When confronted by such claims during an appearance on 60 Minutes Australia, she shared her thoughts about the naysayers.
“It doesn’t offend me, no,” Ayling said. “Because I get it. There are people just picking parts of the story.”
She was reportedly spared further abuse and death because she was able to tell her captors that she was a mother, according to her recollection of events.
She went on to say she understands “why people have doubts” regarding her version of events, reports news.com.au.
“Because if it wasn’t me, I would think it was just crazy,” she said.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Ayling claims she was kidnapped in July by two men who invited her to a phony photo shoot. When she arrived, she said the men drugged her and forced her into prostitution.
“I’ve been through a terrifying experience,” she said in August, following a rescue for which she thanked authorities in both the United Kingdom and Italy, where she allegedly agreed to meet for the fake modeling event.
Two brothers have faced accusations that they were involved in the plot to kidnap Ayling, though her own behavior after the fact has raised suspicion about the story she continues to share.
While critics point to perceived inconsistencies in her story, the model’s lawyer contends the incident was not a publicity stunt as some have alleged.
According to the BBC, Francesco Pesce said his client has “had enough” and is “saddened by the fact that many people don’t believe her story.”
Nevertheless, the attorney said his 20-year-old client “is strong and she will carry on.”
Lucasz Herba is on trial for charges related to the kidnapping and his brother, Michel, has reportedly been implicated. He claims Ayling was a willing participant in the event.
[Featured Image: Chloe Ayling/Instagram]