The alleged kidnapping of British model Chloe Ayling in Italy has become more complicated after it was revealed that she was seen shopping with her alleged captor during the period she was supposedly being held hostage.
Ayling’s Italian attorney, Francesco Pesce, told reporters that the 20-year-old woman feared for her life and went on the shopping trip after deciding it would be better to cooperate with her captor.
“She thought the best idea was to go along with it and be nice to her captor,” Pesce told the BBC. “He told her he wanted to release her somehow and some time.”
Ayling originally told Italian police that she had traveled to Italy for what she assumed was a photo shoot, but was then kidnapped, drugged, and hidden in a suitcase to be sold online to the highest bidder, authorities said.
She was released on July 17 after her captors discovered she had a two-year-old …