‘Pull A Pig’ Prankster’s Cruel Tactics Revealed By Victim’s Mum


The mother of the victim of the cruel ‘pull a pig’ prank has revealed just to what lengths the prankster went to carry out the evil ‘joke’.

Julie Stevenson, mother of Sophie, has revealed just what Jesse Mateman did to devastate her daughter after stringing her along for weeks.

Sophie was recently victim to the cruel prank of Mateman, whom she met in Barcelona. They carried on texting and Sophie believed a romance was blossoming.

But after arriving in Amsterdam to meet Mateman, she received the callous message reading ‘You were pigged it was a joke’.


Julie, Sophie’s mother, told MailOnline:

It is a good job this lad lives in Holland because if he was here I’d string him up. He would call her everyday and Sophie was so excited and would go off and take the call.

He said he wanted to come visit her in Manchester and was planning a visit. He then said he could not wait and asked if Sophie would come over to Amsterdam.

Sophie said as she was getting on the plane he was calling her and telling her he couldn’t wait to meet her at the hotel.

It just shows you the lengths he was going to to make a fool of my daughter.

He has shattered her confidence and most nights she just sits there in tears. It is breaking my heart to see how this has affected her.

Why would any man do that to a woman? It is just heartless.


Julie said her daughter and Mateman had bonded while on holiday in Barcelona after getting caught up in the terror attack, according to MailOnline.

Julie said the two felt they had a connection because of what happened in the city, despite the likelihood he was planning the cruel prank all along.

She said Sophie is completely ‘dejected’, and said it’s going to take a lot of effort to build her confidence.


She said:

She let me know she had arrived and about three hours later she called from the hotel to say he wasn’t there. She thought something might have happened to him and said she would wait.

After about six hours she rang me howling down the phone in tears and told me about the pig text message he had sent her.

I couldn’t believe it and felt devastated for Sophie as she had so been looking forward to the trip. I told her to get on the first plane home.

She has been humiliated by that man and I don’t know why. Why would he go to such lengths to string her along for all this time?

Sophie, from Stoke-on-Trent, explained how they’d originally met in Barcelona.

She said:

I went to Barcelona with my friend Michelle and we arrived the day before the terror attack. We were staying really close to where the attack happened.

On that day, we were so lucky, we’d just nipped out to buy some drinks and food and were sitting on the terrace when we started hearing gunshots. When we looked over we saw people running everywhere, it was really scary.

The hotel was on lock-down after that and everything was shut for the day, so we stayed in and that’s when we met Jesse and his three friends.

We were there for four more days, and felt safe while we were with them, so we hung out loads.

It was a proper holiday romance for Jesse and me. We slept together in Barcelona and when I came back to the UK, we carried on talking every day.

We talked about having a long distance relationship.


Once they were back home, Sophie carried on messaging and calling Jesse and they discussed giving things a go.

The pair planned for her three-day visit and she paid for a hotel and a return flight from Manchester to Amsterdam.

She said Jesse was messaging her minutes before her departure – but as soon as she arrived in Amsterdam he ignored her calls:

We had talked about me coming to visit, and he knew I’d booked flights, that I’d paid for a hotel and he was going to meet me when I arrived at 5pm on Friday.

We were talking up until I got on the plane. But when I arrived, he wasn’t there to pick me up.

I called him a bunch of times, and he answer. I waited at the airport for two hours and I hadn’t heard anything, I was really starting to panic about being abandoned.

There was a free shuttle bus to the hotel, so I made my way there and six hours later he finally messaged me – on Snapchat.

Sophie told of her horror at reading how Jesse taunted her with pig and laughing face emoticons.


Pulling a pig’ is where a guy tries to pull the fat ugly girl. When I saw that message, I wanted to be sick.

I was in a foreign country, on my own and the guy that I liked had just abandoned me.

I replied and said ‘how could you be so cruel’ and all he did was block me. I just couldn’t believe it. I had no way of contacting him. I was petrified being in Amsterdam all on my own.

I was so upset about what happened that I changed my flights so I could head home the next morning. I am furious that this happened and it’s so dangerous.

I want people to know what happened to me so that this never happens to anyone else.

What a horrendous ordeal for Sophie, clearly this guy is the problem and not her, let’s hope she sees this for what it really is – a reflection on Jesse Mateman and not her.