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'Devil Baby' influencer found guilty of stalking Premier League footballers after splitting with Mason Mount

'Devil Baby' influencer found guilty of stalking Premier League footballers after splitting with Mason Mount

She changed her number 21 times as Mason Mount kept blocking her from contacting him

An influencer and model has pleaded guilty to stalking and harassing a number of Premier League footballers, having used 21 different phone numbers to contact Chelsea star Mason Mount.

Orla Melissa Sloan, 21, appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court today (Wednesday 24 May), where she admitted one count of harassment without violence and two of stalking.

Orla Melissa Sloan at Westminster Magistrates' Court, London.

She pleaded guilty to stalking Mount, 24, and his former teammate Billy Gilmour, 21, as well as harassing Chelsea defender Ben Chilwell, 26.

The court heard how Sloan and Mount had once slept together after meeting at a party at Chilwell’s home in November 2020.

While they stayed in touch ‘sporadically’ for about six months, Mount eventually opted to call it off, with prosecutor Jason Seetal saying he ‘decided the relationship was not going to progress’.

"Upon informing Miss Sloan of this he has been subjected to a bombardment of messages,” Seetal said.

"He began asking her to stop messaging him before blocking the number. He then began to receive messages from new numbers and each time he would block those numbers there would be messages from a different number."

Sloan started to inundate Mount with messages, having changed her number 21 times as he kept blocking her from contacting him, before also rebranding herself as ‘Devil Baby’.

At one point, she sent him a screenshot showing she had paid £12.99 for a new number from Apple, writing: “I’m not buying food anymore so I can get more numbers.”

Chelsea star Mason Mount.

Sloan - who currently has 82,000 followers on her personal Instagram account - also told Mount: "You must apologise or you will unlock a new character - Devil Baby.”

She created an Instagram account with the username @DevilBaby_10, which she used to message Mount.

"I can morph at any time so let me apologise and set things right," she told him.

Sloan even began to bombard Gilmour with messages about Mount, while also using her ‘Devil Baby’ account to create collages of Chilwell with other women.

Mount became ‘concerned she had an obsession or fixation’ with him, having been unaware of ‘what she was capable of’.

He added in his statement: "Miss Sloane knows roughly where I live and where I train. I'm worried as if she is unable to contact me she might turn up at my training centre."

Sloan has 82,000 followers on Instagram.

Gilmour told the court how the stalking continued even after he moved to Brighton and Hove Albion, with his new club forced to put safety measures in place due to his concern over Sloan.

He said: "I have not been able to sleep and I have had to take sleeping tablets which has affected my performance."

Gilmour added: "Being alone in a new town where I didn't have any friends or family is very isolating.

"This is a person I met once for a brief period of time."

District Judge Neeta Minhas said Sloan's most serious offence, against Mr Gilmour, crossed the custody threshold.

Sloan was granted unconditional bail ahead of her sentencing hearing on 20 June.

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Topics: UK News, Sport, Football, Celebrity