The model spent three months in jail in 2019.
Hungarian model Gréta Gila spent three months in jail in 2019. She was falsely accused of drug dealing, writes hvg.hu. According to the newspaper, another woman was caught with drugs at an airport in Rome and accused the model of being the dealer. The model went to Italy to then fly to Tokyo for a photoshoot. She was arrested in her hotel room and charged with international drug dealing.
Today.it writes about “a nightmare that began one night in March almost three years ago when the police stopped an acquaintance of the model in possession of cocaine at Fiumicino airport.” The news site reported that “while explaining to the police that she is not a drug trafficker, she finds herself locked up in prison in less than two hours.”
Gréta spent 74 days in jail before the authorities said that the accusation was baseless. After another ten months, the model received a letter in which she was informed about the mistake.
The model suffered serious consequences both financially and mentally. The photoshoot in Japan and other work opportunities were cancelled, not to mention the fact that she had insomnia, panic attacks, and even depression.
Now, she is asking for compensation of 100,000 euros from the authorities.
Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera writes that the model initially thought that kidnappers were taking her. She did not speak the language and had no idea what was going on. On 22 February, the judges of the Rome Court of Appeal will decide whether Gréta gets the 100,000 euros worth of compensation. The newspaper quotes her lawyer, who thinks that “the compensation phase is of fundamental importance”. With this lawsuit, they also want to achieve that the authorities henceforth proceed in a more prudent way.
Source: hvg.hu, today.it, Corriere della Sera