'Don't let this scumbag damage you' Outpouring of support for woman after man's cruel 'pull a pig' prank
A British woman who flew to Amsterdam to meet her lover - only to find she was the victim of a cruel 'pull a pig' prank - has received an outpouring of support.
Sophie Stevenson, 24, spent Â£350 on a 400-mile trip to meet her 21-year-old holiday romance Jesse Mateman, who she thought was interested in her.
But the bar supervisor was left devastated when he failed to show up at the airport then allegedly sent her a message saying: "You've been pigged".
Now, after bravely sharing her ordeal, she has received a host of supportive messages from members of the public, calling her "beautiful" and "gorgeous".
While some have praised her for her courage, others have lashed out at her "unbelievably cruel" lover for playing the "disgusting" and "mean" prank o n her.
Taking to Facebook , one shocked woman, Audrey Taylor, wrote: "This is unbelievably cruel and insulting... I hope your mother is so proud, Jesse Mateman, you disgusting apology for a human being."
She continued: "Sophie, this may put you off men for life, but even though I have been divorced twice and am old enough to be your gran, let me reassure you there are some really lovely men out there who would be thrilled to meet such a beautiful girl - don't let this scum bag cause you any damage."
Jacqueline Abrams, from Plymouth, Devon, added: "This is unbelievably cruel...how low some humans can stoop never ceases to amaze me... He should be very scared though because karma will make sure he is dealt with accordingly".
Another user agreed Jesse "will meet his karma".
And a fourth, As hley Martin, commented "No wonder lasses can't be bothered with lads if they make games like this up . He's the pig."
One man, from New York, US, praised Sophie for speaking out, saying: "Takes a lot of courage to admit something like this happened to you."
Meanwhile, a woman called Lauren, from Edinburgh, Scotland, wrote: "Sophie Stevenson, you're gorgeous and he's an utter ****hole.
Other outraged users described the prank as "plain cruel" and "not funny".
Meanwhile, on Twitter, David Walters told Sophie: "Hang in there, you're a beautiful lady, a good heart, you will find happiness, love and romance."
He also told her not to cry over the devastating incident.
Sophie initially met Jesse Mateman while on holiday in Spain in August, The Sun reports. The pai r stayed in touch after sleeping together.
The young woman believed they had a âproper romance â and later decided to fork out hundreds of pounds to visit him in his hometown, Amsterdam .
However, after arriving at the airport, she was left stranded when Jesse apparently failed to show up - despite being in contact with her up until then.
She claims she only heard from him six hours later when she arrived at her hotel in the Dutch capital, and he text her to tell her sheâd been âpiggedâ.
"You were pigged," the Dutchman's heartless message allegedly read, along with two pig face emojis. It added: âIt was a joke.â
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'Pull a pig' pranks often see men compete to chat up who they deem to be the 'fattest' and 'most unattractive' woman on a night out.
âPulling a pig is where a guy tries to pull the fat, ugly girl. I felt sick," Sophie, from Stoke, Staffordshire, told the newspaper.
The hurt young woman replied to the text: âHow could you be so cruel though!â
She says her holiday lover then blocked her.
Sophie and Jesse had slept together after meeting in Barcelona in August - the same month a van driver mowed down pedestrians on the city's La Rambla.
The terror attack left 13 people dead and more than 100 others injured.
Sophie said the pair experienced a 'proper romance' during their time in Barcelona. She had been looking forward to reuniting with Jesse in Amsterdam.
But after realising she had been 'pigged' by her lover, she claimed she was so distraught she changed her flights - and flew home the next morning.
Last year, another woman, from Kidderminster, Worcestershire, revealed how she had also been a victim of a 'pull a pig' prank .
Fiona Moore, who used to weigh 19.5 stone and wear size 22 clothing, said she was inspired by her ordeal to lose more than eight stone.
She dropped to a svelte size 10-12 and a healthy 11 stone. Speaking in May 2016, she said she had never felt better and could finally hold her head up high.Source: Google News