Model Orla Sloan pleads guilty to stalking Mason Mount and Billy Gilmour
Chelsea's Mason Mount and Brighton's Billy Gilmour were stalked by model Orla Sloan, who referred to herself as 'devil baby', a court heard.
The 21-year-old social media influencer and model spent a short spell dating Mount before he ended the relationship.
She went on to bombard the players with calls and messages across a range of platforms, using different phone numbers and social media accounts.
Sloan falsely claimed to have become pregnant by Gilmour despite the pair never having slept together.
On Wednesday at Westminster Magistrates' Court, she pleaded guilty to stalking Mount, stalking involving fear of violence or serious alarm or distress against Gilmour and another charge of harassing Chelsea and England full-back Ben Chilwell.
The three players, all at Chelsea at the time, met Sloan at a party in 2020, with prosecutor Jason Seetal explaining: 'Following that, Mr Mount and Ms Sloan slept together once.
'There was communication between them for around six months and Mr Mount decided that the relationship wasn’t going to progress anymore. He decided to end contact with Ms Sloan.'
The players were bombarded by messages and calls from Sloan, which ranged in tone, but would become threatening, including her alter-ego.
She wrote at one point to Mount: 'You and Ben (Chilwell) will be destroyed. Beware of devil baby Mason, I can morph in a second.'
A statement from Mount read: 'She knows roughly where I live and where I train. I am worried when unable to contact me she might turn up at my training centre.'
Gilmour moved from Chelsea to Brighton in 2022 and said the situation in a new environment was especially difficult to deal with.
A statement from the Scotland international read: 'I was not able to sleep and had to take sleeping tablets on occasions.
'It had a knock-on effect on my performance. For a period of time I was consistently receiving notifications of messages from Orla, or contacted by people she was harassing. I was worried not only for myself but also those targeted by Orla.'
Sloan will be sentenced on 20 June, with the judge warning that it could be a prison sentence, saying: 'The starting point for one offence crosses the custody threshold, and it was targeting of three different people,'
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