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Woman Who Visited Boyfriend Overseas Victim Of Cruel Prank

A woman who paid hundreds of dollars to visit her boyfriend overseas has admitted how "sick" she felt when she realised she was the victim of a cruel prank.

Sophie Stevenson, 24, met Jesse Mateman in August this year when the two were caught up in the Barcelona terror attacks; they stayed in contact after Sophie returned to the UK and she decided to plan a trip to visit him in Amsterdam.

"It was a proper holiday romance for Jesse and me," Sophie said. "We slept together in Barcelona and when I came back to the UK, we carried on talking every day.

"We talked about having a long distance relationship.

"We had talked about me coming to visit, and he knew I’d booked flights, that I’d paid for a hotel and he was going to meet me when I arrived at 5pm on Friday.

"We were talking up until I got on the plane. But when I arrived, he wasn’t there to pick me up."

When Sophie couldn't get in contact with Jesse she started to panic and, after waiting for two hours, took a shuttle bus to her hotel.

Six hours later, he finally messaged her.


"'Pulling a pig’ is where a guy tries to pull the fat ugly girl," Sophie explained. "When I saw that message, I wanted to be sick.

"I was in a foreign country, on my own and the guy that I liked had just abandoned me.

"I replied and said ‘how could you be so cruel’ and all he did was block me. I just couldn’t believe it. I had no way of contacting him. I was petrified being in Amsterdam all on my own.

"I was so upset about what happened that I changed my flights so I could head home the next morning. "

Sophie now says she's sharing her story so as a warning to others.

"I am furious that this happened and it’s so dangerous.

"I want people to know what happened to me so that this never happens to anyone else."

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