Former Chelsea mildfelder, Billy Gilmour, who currently plays for Brighton has revealed he was left so traumatised by a female stalker, and now has to take sleeping tablets to be able to sleep at night.
Orla Sloan, 22, who dubbed herself ‘Devil Baby’, has admitted to targeting Gilmour as well as his former Chelsea team-mates Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell in a terrifying campaign that began after a house party at Chilwell’s home.
According to Mail Online, Gilmour was sent messages by Instagram influencer Sloan after the party which prompted the midfielder to raise concerns with Brighton.
The messages sent to Gilmour left him traumatised and unable to sleep as Sloan also made false claims to have been pregnant for the footballer, who joined the south coast club from Chelsea for £9million.
The Scotland international said: ‘This has had a very negative impact on me; I have been unable to sleep and have had to resort to taking sleeping tablets.
‘This has had a negative effect on my performances.
‘During the time I consistently received messages from Orla I was in a new town where I didn’t know anyone or have any friends or family.
‘This was a person I met once for a very brief period of time.
‘The change in tone in her messages to try and get my attention was particularly worrying.
‘The attacks from Orla have damaged relationships and friendships I already had.’
A court heard how Sloan had a one-night stand with another Chelsea player, Mount before stalking the midfielder with a series of bizarre messages.
She changed her number 21 times to keep contacting Mount when he blocked her, promising to stop buying food in order to save money for new Sim cards.
Mount, 24, said he was terrified she would show up at Chelsea’s training ground in Cobham, Surrey.
Sloan was told she could face prison when she is sentenced on June 20.
Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard she met the footballers when Chilwell invited her friend to a party at his home via an Instagram message.
After the party, she and Mount slept together once, Jason Seetal, prosecuting, said.
‘There was communication between them for six months, following which Mr Mount decided that the relationship wasn’t going to progress to anything more and decided to end contact with the defendant,’ he added.
‘After this, he was subjected to a bombardment of messages.’
Mount asked her to stop the texts and blocked Sloan’s number, but she began messaging him from different numbers, eventually using 21 in total, the court heard.
In one WhatsApp message, using the name ‘Only God 10,’ she wrote: ‘I found out about Bethany, Esme, and more – I will find out everything.’
She sent him a photo of herself paying £12.99 for a new phone number, saying: ‘I’m not buying food anymore so I can get more numbers.’
And Sloan also wrote: ‘I really want to say sorry and if you could just talk to me and tell me how you feel I would really appreciate it because I’m finding it hard to move on from the situation.
You must accept my apology and say sorry to me or you will unlock a new character called “Devil Baby,” so let me apologise and make it right.’
Mount then began receiving Instagram messages from an account named ‘Devil Baby,’ which also published a collage of photos of the England star with other women, with the footballer, his friends and family tagged in the images.
In a statement read to the court, Mount, who has 36 England caps, said: ‘She knows where I live and where I train.
‘I’m worried as she is unable to contact me she might turn up at my training centre.’
Chilwell, 26, was also bombarded with messages from Sloan, and collages of him with other women appeared on the Devil Baby account.
Photo captions referred to ‘going through abortions’ and ‘being blocked after a few months’.
When he replied asking her to leave him alone, Sloan replied with eight more messages, the court heard.
Sloan admitted one count of harassment without violence against Chilwell and two of stalking relating to Mount and Gilmour.
District judge Neeta Minhas warned her she could face a jail term for the stalking offences when she is sentenced at the same court on June 20.
‘The starting point for one offence crosses the custody threshold, and it was targeting of three different people’, she said.