Daily Express

TikToker stalked Premiershi­p stars and faked pregnancy

- By Henry Vaughan

A WOMAN who bombarded Premier League football star Mason Mount with messages after he ended their relationsh­ip could face jail.

Orla Melissa Sloan, 21, admitted stalking the Chelsea midfielder, 24.

The TikToker has also pleaded guilty to targeting his former teammate Billy Gilmour, 21 – including claiming to be pregnant even though they did not have a relationsh­ip – and harassing another Blues star, Ben Chilwell, 26.

Westminste­r Magistrate­s’ Court heard Sloan slept with Mr Mount after they met at a party at his England teammate Mr Chilwell’s home in November 2020.

Prosecutor Jason Seetal said they kept in touch for six months before Mr Mount “decided that the relationsh­ip was not going to progress”.

Mr Seetal said: “Upon informing Miss Sloan of this he has been subjected to a bombardmen­t of messages.

“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 there would be messages from a different number.”


Mr Seetal said 21 numbers were used. Some messages included photos of the player with other women.

The court heard that in one message from an Instagram account using the name “Devil Baby”, she said: “I can morph at any time so let me apologise and set things right.”

Another showed an Apple account buying a new number for £12.99 with the words: “I’m not buying food any more so I can get more numbers. I will be faster than you.”

Mr Seetal said Mr Mount was “concerned she had an obsession or fixation with him and he didn’t know what she was capable of”.

In a statement the Blues ace, who had surgery on a pelvic injury last month, said: “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.”

Left-back Mr Chilwell said he found Sloan’s behaviour “erratic”. And Scotland midfielder Mr

Gilmour said her messages had a “huge impact” on his life, after he joined Brighton from Chelsea last September. He said: “I have not been able to sleep and have had to take sleeping tablets. It’s had a negative effect on my performanc­e and profession­al life. “Being in a new town where I don’t have my friends or family, it’s really upsetting.”

The court heard Mr Gilmour had initially exchanged messages with Sloan before telling her he did not want their contact to continue and did not have a relationsh­ip with her. But she claimed to have fallen pregnant in allegation­s described as “completely fictitious”.

Mr Gilmour said: “I don’t know who I can trust any more. Some of the informatio­n would only have been known by people close to me.”

District Judge Neeta Minhas adjourned sentencing but said causing “serious distress” against Mr Gilmour crossed the custody threshold.

Sloan was granted bail.

 ?? ?? Pleaded guilty… Sloan at court
Pleaded guilty… Sloan at court
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Victims…from left, Billy Gilmour, Ben Chilwell and Mason Mount all suffered after encounteri­ng Sloan
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