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'Devil baby' influencer who stalked Premier League footballers breaks silence after avoiding prison

'Devil baby' influencer who stalked Premier League footballers breaks silence after avoiding prison

Orla Melissa Sloan - who called herself Devil Baby on Instagram - used 21 phone numbers to stalk Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount.

An Instagram and TikTok model who avoided prison after stalking Premier League footballer Mason Mount has broken her silence.

Orla Melissa Sloan - who called herself Devil Baby on Instagram - used 21 phone numbers to stalk the Chelsea midfielder following a one-night stand between June 19 and October 28 last year.

She also stalked his former teammate Billy Gilmour between September 10 and October 28, 2022, and harassed fellow Blues star Ben Chilwell between October 20 and 29, 2022.

Prosecutor Dmytro Palamarchuk said last week: “The defendant went out and obtained 20 phone numbers which she used to keep bombarding Mason Mount with messages.

Mount was 'concerned she had an obsession or fixation with him and he didn’t know what she was capable of', the court heard.
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“Mason Mount kept blocking the phone numbers but they simply kept coming.

“The nature of the messages would be quite random and erratic from the defendant.

“Initially the defendant implied that she just wanted to talk to Mason Mount… and that she will not bother him afterwards.

“Since he didn’t reply the messages became more and more menacing.”

Mount was 'concerned she had an obsession or fixation with him and he didn’t know what she was capable of', the court heard.

He said in a victim impact statement: “Miss Sloan 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.”

Orla Melissa Sloan - who called herself Devil Baby on Instagram - used 21 phone numbers to stalk Chelsea midfielder following a one-night stand between June 19 and October 28 last year.
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On June 20, Sloan was ordered to pay Mount and Chilwell £300 each, as well as paying £500 to Gilmour.

Her 12-week prison term was be suspended for 18 months and she must complete 30 rehabilitation days plus 200 hours of unpaid work.

And now, a week on since the sentencing, Sloan has broken her silence, saying she regrets her behaviour.

She told The Mail on Sunday: "I didn't see it coming. I was very stuck in my own world. I didn't meet many people. I was quite lonely and being on OnlyFans just made me more lonely.

"It's only until it got to the point where I had to go to court, and potentially to prison, that I could see what I had done."

The influencer added: "The online world is so removed from the real world.

She also stalked his former teammate Billy Gilmour between September 10 and October 28, 2022, and harassed fellow Blues star Ben Chilwell between October 20 and 29, 2022.
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"You don't have the same sense of perspective because you're just in your bedroom, on your phone.

"It doesn't feel the same but, in reality, people are watching what you're doing and it's affecting their lives.

"What I did was wrong. I regret sending all those messages, hurting those people [Mount, Chilwell and Gilmour] and their families.

"No one deserves that. Nobody wants to feel unsafe, like they're being threatened. There's a huge lack of control online. You wouldn't walk down a street naked in real life.

"There are measures in place to stop you. But, online, you might. It's very open. You feel you can do whatever you want."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@orlamelissa / Action Plus Sports Images / Alamy Stock Photo

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