Pull-a-pig Dutchman says if he did call Brit girl 'pig' it was 'because of way they had sex not how she looked'
A Dutchman at the centre of a 'pull a pig' scandal claims he never called a Brit girl a 'pig' - but says he could have used the word to describe the way they had sex.
Sophie Stevenson, 24, claims she spent Â£350 on a 400-mile trip to see a man she thought was interested in her after first meeting him on holiday in Spain in August.
But when she arrived in Jesse Mateman's home city of Amsterdam, she claims she found out she was the victim of a 'pull a pig' prank designed to humiliate her.
Mr Mateman allegedly sent her a message to say "you were pigged" along with two pig face emojis after her plane landed, adding: âIt was a joke.â
'Pull a pig' pranks see men compete to chat up women they deem to be the 'fattest' and 'most unattractive' on a n ight out.
Sophie today appeared on ITV's This Morning to say: "I was a mess, absolutely petrified, crying my eyes out and just wanted to go home."
Mr Mateman has now he has issued a lengthy statement through his lawyer.
Yehudi Moszkowiczâ said in a statement on Twitter: "Mateman wants to emphasise that the text messages as published in the media do not come from him.
"If Mateman used the word 'pig' in a text to Stevenson, which he cannot remember, it could only have been sent during his stay in Spain and can only relate to the way in which they had sex.
"It has in any case not b een related to her person or appearance."
The statement continued: "Mateman was in Barcelona with a number of friends and met Stevenson there.
"Indeed they had a so-called one-night stand, which has taken place in her hotel room, but Mateman did not spend the night.
"Further and foremost, Mateman had only contact with Stevenson during his stay in Barcelona. The contact was very short-lived and not of an amorous nature.
"It has been a volatile sexual contact, as it happens more often between young people of this age on vacation."
Sophie previously said of the experience: "I was so upset I changed my flights and headed home the next morning."
Mr Mateman said last night: "That whole story is invented. It's a witch hunt.
"I'm just broken here. After that piece on Geenstij l (a Dutch blog), my parents, my sister and I have been threatened.
"No newspaper from England called me. The messages contained in those tabloids are either made by Sophie or by the newspapers, because I did not send them."
Sophie's dad Andrew, 53, waded into the row yesterday by calling Mr Mateman a "b*****" and told how he wanted to confront him in the Dutch capital.
He said: "It would be awful for it to happen to anybody, but for it to happen to my daughter is disgusting. Itâs awful to think of."Source: Google News