A jealous accountant has been jailed for four months after posting a naked shower video and other semi-nude pics of her ex-boyfriend's new partner onl
A jealous accountant has been jailed for four months after posting a naked shower video and other semi-nude pics of her ex-boyfriend’s new partner online.
Blerina Dobla, 26, who lives in a £1.2million home in Richmond-upon-Thames, south-west London, adopted the fake identity of a male model during internet exchanges with the 23-year-old and deliberately tagged her friends and family in the embarrassing internet posts.
The catholic-school educated woman was sentenced at Camberwell Green Magistrates court to a term behind bars and a five-year restraining order for the attacks in 2017 over almost a year.
She pleaded guilty to charges of sending a communication of an indecent or offensive nature in January two years ago and sending a shower video to the victim’s friends and family, along with additional images of the young woman in a state of undress, in November the same year.
Jealous accountant Blerina Dobla, 26, has been jailed for four months and sentenced to a five-year restraining order after posing as a man on social media to trick her ex’s new girlfriend into sending her naked photos before posting them online
Her victim said that the online attacks caused her to lose two-and-a-half stone, quit her job and consider committing suicide.
In a statement to court she said she was a ‘shell’ of her former self.
‘All of my hard work was knocked down for someone’s entertainment, publicly displaying images without my consent has been like torture to humiliate me.
‘At first the control began with having to reply instantly and sending photos of what I was wearing to who I thought was Will Gregor who would decide if my outfit met with his approval.
‘I had to say where I was going and prove where I was by sending pictures and send ‘before and after’ pictures of my food because in his words he was ‘disgusted’ with me because of my weight.
‘He would tell me my parents did not care for me like he did and I did my best to avoid what made ‘Will’ angry.
In a victim impact statement the 23-year-old woman she targeted said she lost two-and-a-half stone, quit her job, and contemplated committing suicide during the vicious attack
Dobla also got her victim to send her before and after pictures of her food because she was ‘disgusted’ with her weight
‘I stayed in my room at weekends and became a social recluse and I gave up on ever getting out of the vicious circle my life was in.
‘The messages were horrible, tearing apart my looks and personality. I had mentally and physically given up.
‘I began to think it might be my fault and deserved it and was so weak that suicidal thoughts began.’
After leaving her job when the first video was posted on social media, Dobla’s victim tried to take her life because she felt ‘trapped’ and as though her body ‘were no longer mine’.
She then left London for six months to recover from her ordeal.
Dobla first contacted the women posing as a model who wanted to date her, before persuading her to send intimate images and a video of her naked in the shower.
She then posted these online and sent them to family and friends. Her victim got a phone call from a friend while she was at work to tell her that the revealing snaps had been uploaded.
After contacting her online Dobla posed as a man who wanted to date the woman, eventually persuading her to send intimate images and a video of her naked in the shower, Camberwell Magistrates’ Court heard (file photo)
Police arrested Dobla in February at work after they traced her, and seized her phone so they could view her internet history.
When quizzed, Dobla said it had ‘nothing to do with her’.
‘She denied the allegations, saying she knew the complainant was someone her on-off boyfriend had seen.
District Judge Ezzat said her behaviour was ‘well-planned’ and ‘manipulative’.
‘She bullied and coerced these images and published them.
‘The impact on the victim has been devastating and she says this has ruined her life.
‘The most telling thing was your client saying she was suffering depression and anxiety once she got caught and was worrying about what would happen to her.
‘One wonders why she did not engage before and if this is part of a manipulative pattern and she still has the images and has the power to exert power and control.
‘Even in the pre-sentence report she puts at arms length her responsibility, saying she didn’t’ ask for or solicit the images.’
Dobla attended the Catholic Gumley House Convent School in Hounslow, West London (above)
In her defence, lawyer Emma Goodall said she deleted the images because she regretted her behaviour and later removed the whole Instagram account from the system.
‘I would ask the court to have a degree of humanity and mercy’, she said.
Dobla had attended Catholic Gumley House Convent School in Hounslow, west London.