Russian model arrested at Suvarnabhumi airport
A Russian fashion model has been arrested for allegedly beating and online stalking his former Thai girlfriend.
But Ivan Lomakin, 29, denied the charge, saying he would never harm Stasha Dansitthitecho-udom because, he said, he loves her dearly.
Lomakin was arrested at the Suvarnabhumi International Airport at 3 am Thursday while he was about to return to Russia. He said he wanted to visit his ill father and did not plan to flee.
Phra Khanong police took Lomakin to custody Thursday evening.
Stasha, a nude model and singer, filed a complaint with the Phra Khanong on June 9 last year, alleging that her ex-boyfriend beat her with a dumbbell and he tried to force 40 pills of sleeping pills into her mouth and also tried to hurl her down a condominium. She claimed that a security officer came to her rescue.
Stasha also alleged that Lomakin stalked her online and posted messages and comments that embarrassed her.
But Lomakin told police through his lawyer, Buawarong Sapkingsan, that the story was otherwise.
He said Stasha had a quarrel with him out of her jealousy so he left the room. He said when he came back to the room, he found her lying on the bed with sleeping pills around her. Lomakin said he rushed downstairs to seek help from security officers.
Lomakin said he would like to send a message to his former girlfriend that he loved her and had never thought about harming her. He was planning to marry her but the two broke up first.
But Stasha told reporters that she would never agree to an out-of-court settlement with the Russian model. She would seek legal actions against him to the full extent.