The Dutch student accused of a cruel ‘pull a pig’ stunt today said his ‘victim’ invented their romance and insisted they never had sex or arranged to meet in Amsterdam.
Sophie Stephenson broke down in tears as she claimed Jesse Mateman tricked her into flying to The Netherlands after a holiday romance in Spain.
Sophie, 24, from Stoke said he then sent her a text to say ‘You’ve been pigged’ when she landed in Amsterdam.
But today 21-year-old student Jesse denied her claims, saying
‘We actually met in Barcelona, but I never had a romance with her.
‘I’ve been in a hotel room with her, but I never slept with her. We are not and never were in love, as suggested.’
Jesse told Mail Online he had now hired a lawyer to fight back against the story that has gone viral around the world.
There was no romance with Sophie. We did not sleep together and I did not message her everyday. That is just fantasist rubbish and it is ruining my life.’
He denied messaging Sophie at all after meeting her in Spain.
He told MailOnline:
‘After Barcelona, I did not have any telephone contact with her, he added. ‘The messages contained in those tabloids are either made by Sophie or by the newspapers, because I did not send them. ‘.
Jesse said he had no idea she would be in Schiphol [Amsterdam] after she claimed they had arranged to meet.
‘In fact, I wonder if Sophie has been at Schiphol at all. I have no idea,’ he went on.
Her mother Julie Stevenson said her daughter is ‘in absolute bits’ after falling victim to the alleged ‘stunt’ that sees creepy men compete to chat up women they deem to be ‘the fat ugly girl’.,
Julie told MailOnline: ‘
It is a good job this lad lives in Holland because if he was here I’d string him up. He would call her everyday and Sophie was so excited and would go off and take the call.’
‘He said he wanted to come and visit her in Manchester and was planning a visit. He then said he could not wait and asked if Sophie would come over to Amsterdam..
‘Sophie said as she was getting on the plane he was calling her and telling her he couldn’t wait to meet her at the hotel.
‘It just shows you the lengths he was going to to make a fool of my daughter.’