UK Model ‘Kidnapped’ in Italy Acknowledges Shoe Shopping With Captor

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LONDON (AP) — A British model who says she was kidnapped in Milan broke down in tears when confronted by investigators with a witness who said she had gone to buy shoes with the alleged kidnapper.

According to a transcript of Chloe Ayling’s deposition obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press, the 20-year-old model initially said she was held at a remote farmhouse for six days without ever leaving.

But on the second day of questioning, she was confronted with witness testimony that said she and the main suspect had bought shoes for her the day before her release.

She told investigators that she couldn’t give a “reasonable explanation” about why she had omitted the shoe shopping, but said she considered the alleged kidnapper to be her best chance at freedom.

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