A woman bombarded Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount with messages in a four-month stalking campaign after they broke up, a court heard.
TikToker Orla Melissa Sloan, 21, pleaded guilty to stalking the 24-year-old and his former teammate Billy Gilmour, 21, as well as stalking Chelsea defender Ben Chilwell, 26, at Magistrates Court from Westminster on Wednesday.
The court heard that she slept with Mount after they met at a party at England teammate Chilwell’s house in November 2020.
Prosecutor Jason Seetal said they kept in touch for about six months before Mount “decided the relationship was not going to progress.”
“By informing Ms Sloan of this, she has been bombarded with messages,” he said.
“He started asking her to stop texting him before he blocked the number.
“Then he started getting messages from new numbers and every time he blocked those numbers, there were messages from a different number.”
Seetal said a total of 21 different numbers were used to contact Mount with some messages including collages of photos of the player with other women.
The court heard that in a message from an Instagram account using the name ‘Devil Baby’, she said: “I can transform at any time, so please allow me to apologize and make things right.”
Another showed an Apple account buying a new number for £12.99 with the words: “I won’t buy food anymore so I can get more numbers. I’ll be faster than you.”
Seetal said that Mount was “worried that she had an obsession or fixation with him and he didn’t know what she was capable of”.
In a statement, Mount said: “Miss Sloan knows approximately where I live and where I train.
“I’m worried that if he can’t get in touch with me, he might show up at my training center.”
The court heard other messages addressed to professional footballers, friends and family, including left-back Chilwell.
He recounted how he found Sloan’s behavior “erratic”, while Scottish midfielder Gilmour said her messages had a “huge impact” on his life after he joined Brighton from Chelsea last September.
“I haven’t been able to sleep and have had to take sleeping pills,” he said.
“It has had a negative effect on my performance and my professional life. Being in a new city where I don’t have my friends and family is really upsetting.”
The court heard that Gilmour had initially exchanged messages with Sloan before telling her that he did not want their contact to continue and was not in a relationship with her.
But she claimed to have become pregnant in allegations described in court as “completely fictitious.”
“I don’t know who I can trust anymore,” Gilmour said.
“Some of the information would only have been known to people close to me.”
Sloan, from Exeter, pleaded guilty to causing “serious alarm or distress” by harassing Gilmour between September 10 and October 28 last year.
He also admitted to stalking Mount between June 19 and October 28 of last year, as well as harassing Chilwell between October 20 and October 29, 2022.
District Judge Neeta Minhas adjourned sentencing until June 20 for reports to be prepared, telling him the most serious offense, against Gilmour, crossed the custody threshold.
He was granted unconditional bail.
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