British model Chloe Ayling burst into tears after the police caught her lying about her apparent hostage ordeal.
Ms Ayling, 20, claims she was snatched, drugged and held hostage for six days by a group calling itself Black Death after being allured to a bogus photoshoot in Milan in July.
Polish brothers Michael, 36, and Lukasz Herba, 30, are in custody accused of her kidnap and this week a British judge ruled Michael should be extradited to Italy to join his sibling to face accusations that they kidnapped the model before demanding a 300,000 euro (£264,000) ransom.
It has now appeared Ms Ayling, of Coulsdon, south London, was questioned by police over nearly 13 hours in three separate interviews about her alleged ordeal, according to The Sun.
Police documents reveal the model was asked about the tracksuit and shoes she was wearing.
Ms Ayling claimed she was handed them before leaving the house near Turin she says she was held in.
But the shopkeeper who sold the items denied her version of events and told police she was with Lukasz when they were bought.
When confronted with the claims, Ms Ayling broke down and confessed she went with Lukasz to buy the shoes.
A police officer then asked why she lied, to which Ms Ayling replied: ‘I don’t have a reasonable explanation.’
In another interview on July 17, a police officer asked her if she thought it was strange she went to buy shoes with her alleged captor.
Ms Ayling replied saying Lukasz was the one person who could save her.
Italian police claim the Polish-born brothers are part of the ‘Black Death’ group, which says it sells women as sex slaves on the dark web to buyers in the Middle East.
Ms Ayling claims she was sedated and bundled into the boot of a car after being tricked into attending a bogus photoshoot in Milan on July 11, then held captive in a remote farmhouse.
Her alleged captor, Lukasz Herba, is in custody in Milan, having been arrested after delivering Ms Ayling to the British embassy on July 17. He has said he did not knowingly take part in any crime.
Michal Herba was arrested by the National Crime Agency (NCA) on a European Arrest Warrant issued by the Italian authorities last month.
Herba was detained in the Tividale area of Sandwell in the West Midlands, and has been requested by the court of Milan for a single offence of kidnapping between July 11 and 17.
Fighting the extradition earlier this week, Mr Scott: said: ‘There is a real risk that the entire case is a sham.’
He pointed to a ‘unique set of anomalies’, including claims that Ms Ayling went shoe shopping with her captor and had breakfast with him before her release.
He also emphasized the model’s string of television appearances and plans to release a book, arguing the extradition would amount to an abuse of process if the kidnapping had been a ‘publicity stunt’.
But on Friday, the judge said the 89 pages of ‘open source’ material relied upon by Mr Scott came entirely from reports in the media.
‘I make clear that is not evidence to support it being a sham,’ he added.
The case is expected to go to trial by the end of the year.