Speaking during an appearance on This Morning, modelling agent Carla Bellucci of Twenty One Models Management explained that she had been an agent and friend of the 20-year-old Page Three beauty since she was just 15 and criticised her management for failing to discover the true nature of the job which they had booked Chloe to attend.
Since news broke yesterday of Chloe’s ordeal at the hands of a group called Black Death in Italy, questions have arisen about how truthful her story is after the Daily Mail reported that she had been taken shoe shopping with Lucasz Herba, who has been arrested over the kidnapping allegations.
“What do you make of that, that she turned up to Italy to a photo shoot with people that she didn’t know, on her own?” Ruth asked the agent.
“I just think it’s disgusting and whoever’s been behind her and done that played a big part in this,” she blasted. “Because, to find out that it was a fake studio and fake shoot, I believe a few days after, if that was found out, why could that not have been found out before she boarded that plane?”
She also insisted that the young model should have been accompanied to the shoot location, at which she was drugged and kidnapped back in July.
“If there was any doubt in my mind, I wouldn’t send a girl,” Carla said. “And if there was still doubt after, I would chaperone. You would be chaperoned to the shoot. You would never send a girl alone.”
After injecting her with tranquilliser drug ketamine, Chloe’s captors are said to have stuffed her into a suitcase and drove her 120 miles to a remote farmhouse near Turin, where she was then chained to furniture.
They also took humiliating photographs of the glamour model and reportedly attempted to sell her on to sex traffickers.
Chloe was released by the alleged kidnapper on July 15, six days after she was captured, and has since given a matter-of-fact statement to the press about her ordeal.
Rumours have also surfaced that she will pose for a Page Three shoot today.
Eamonn asked Carla for her opinion on her friend’s current state given her apparently calm attitude towards the incident.
“She is very strong about it all,” Carla said. “I don’t know if that’s her way of handling it or… I’m not sure.
“But she is quite a strong girl like that, she does come across like that,” she continued. “So it could just be, like I said, her way of handling it.”