‘It’s so hard to talk about’: The Apprentice’s Lottie Lion says she ‘met men on a Sugar Daddy website to fund her luxury lifestyle’ but had to ‘contact the police after receiving threats’
- The former business analyst, 21, appeared on the 2019 series of The Apprentice and was branded a ‘villain’
- She confirmed in an interview with The Sun that she developed a relationship with a man on Seeking Arrangement who ‘paid for everything’
Lottie Lion reportedly resorted to meeting men on a sugar daddy dating website to maintain her lifestyle, after claiming her appearance on The Apprentice wreaked havoc with her mental health.
The ‘villain’ of the 2019 series confessed that she joined Seeking Arrangement, and developed a relationship with an older man who treated her to lavish holidays and ‘paid for everything’.
However, the former business analyst, 21, ultimately left the site and had to contact the police after receiving ‘threats and harassment.’
Online: Lottie Lion reportedly resorted to meeting men on a sugar daddy dating website to maintain her lifestyle, after claiming her appearance on The Apprentice wreaked havoc with her mental health
Lottie – who made headlines for using ‘inappropriate’ racist language towards her Apprentice rival Lubna Farhan – told The Sun on Friday that the coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on her finances.
As a result, she joined the sugar daddy website in the hopes of funding her luxury lifestyle, and getting a ‘bag or holiday’.
She said she met a suitable partner in his mid-30s, who had previous sugar babies and who whisked her away on trips while covering all the costs.
Lottie admitted that even at the age of 18, she has never dated someone under the age of 26, as she left home at an early age and had to grow up fast.
Jet-setter: The ‘villain’ of the 2019 series, 21, confessed that she joined Seeking Arrangement, and developed a relationship with a sugar daddy who ‘paid for everything’
The controversial contestant said she is now drawn to ‘mature men’ who have life experience and success to their name .
However her decision to seek out older, established men backfired as she said to the publication: ‘Since The Apprentice I was wary in case someone recognised me, and that is what has happened.
‘I was approached by a man who seemed charming, very chatty and interested in getting to know me.
‘After that, it’s so hard to talk about, suffice to say I won’t be on there any more. I’ve had threats, harassment and had to speak to police.’
Shocking: However, the former business analyst revealed she left the site and had to contact the police after receiving ‘threats and harassment’
Lottie revealed she has struggled to stay afloat in the pandemic after constantly applying for jobs and being forced to rely on income from influencer work and savings.
Lottie believes the downwards spiral of events was influenced by her appearance on the BBC One show, as she confirmed producers contacted her to check her welfare, but it was too little to late.
The 21-year-old admitted her mental health has been suffering since appearing on the business competition programme and resulted in her feeling like she couldn’t ‘carry on’ anymore.
She has declared that the hit BBC show should increase the minimum age of participants to 21, following the backlash she faced.
Crisis: Lottie believes the downwards spiral of events was influenced by her appearance on the BBC One show and believes the minimum age for contestants should be raised to 21