Katie Price was joined by partner Carl Woods as she arrived at Lewes Crown Court charged with breaching a restraining order by sending foul-mouthed texts aimed at her ex Kieran Hayler’s fiancee.
Mother-of-five Price, 44, was arrested on January 21 on suspicion of breaking her restraining order against Michelle Penticost.
She is said to have called Michelle a ‘c***ing w***e piece of s***’ and a ‘gutter s**g’.
Price was later charged but pleaded not guilty on April 27 and requested a crown court trial.
She was handed a five-year restraining order on June 3, 2019 banning her from contacting Penticost directly or indirectly.
The order came after Price hurled a foul-mouthed ‘tirade of abuse’ at her during a row in a school playground.
Today’s hearing at Lewes Crown Court is to prepare for trial. Price arrived dressed in a thick, black wooly coat with large sunglasses and white high-heeled cowboy boots. Woods wore a bright, multi-coloured jacket.
Price was arrested at her home by officers at around 5.45pm on January 21 and taken to Worthing police station.
After a 12-hour interrogation she was released, though not before officers confiscated her phone, which they examined for evidence. If she is found guilty of the breach then Price could face a maximum five years behind bars.
Katie Price and Carl Woods were pictured arriving at Lewes Crown Court
Price, 44, was arrested on January 21 on suspicion of breaking her restraining order against Michelle Penticost. She was later charged but pleaded not guilty on April 27
The former glamour model was charged with harassing Kieran’s fiancée Michelle Penticost and will appear in court
Price and Kieran are parents to Jett, eight, and Bunny, seven, while he and Michelle are parents to seven-month-old son Apollo.
Price is also mother to son Harvey, 19, with her ex Dwight Yorke along with Junior, 16, and Princess, 14, with her ex-husband Peter Andre.
She also risks jail time for being arrested while still on licence for her drink-drive shame.
Yesterday, it was revealed that Price won’t face jail for speeding because her offence is being dealt with remotely under a little-known procedure.
The troubled celebrity was allegedly clocked driving over the 60mph speed limit in a BMW close to her mucky mansion in Horsham, West Sussex – just 11 days before she crashed her car in September last year.
Mother-of-five Price, 43, was set to appear at Crawley Magistrates’ Court charged with speeding and failing to provide information to the police.
But the case will now be dealt with under the ‘single justice procedure’, which allows for adults charged with summary-only, non-imprisonable offences to have their cases dealt with remotely by a magistrate.
It means the case can be dealt with by a fine and/or points on Price’s licence and a driving ban. She cannot be jailed under the procedure, and the case has been adjourned to July 5.
Katie is said to have called Michelle a ‘c***ing w***e piece of s***’ and a ‘gutter s**g
Katie arrived dressed in a thick, black wooly coat with large sunglasses. Carl wore a bright, multi-coloured jacket
Price avoided jail for September’s booze and drug-fuelled crash by checking herself into the Priory for rehab costing nearly £7,000 a week. In total, she has been banned from the roads six times.
A single magistrate who does not have to be sitting at the court where a case is listed to be able to deal with it.
The procedure was set up in 2015 to deal with minor traffic offences and low-level fare evasion. It has also recently been used widely to deal with breaches of coronavirus rules.
They are dealt with by the magistrate who looks at relevant paperwork before coming to a decision. Defendants can make a plea online but if they plead not guilty they must turn up in court at a later date.
In October 2019, Price was banned from driving for 18 months for failing to inform police who was behind the wheel of her pink Range Rover during a crash in Bexley, south-east London.
She was still banned when she crashed her BMW last September and would have also been banned during the alleged speeding offence.
After the crash, tests showed the TV personality had 66 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath – nearly double the legal limit of 35mcg. She also tested positive for cocaine.
An image shared by police from the scene of the crash showed a car flipped on its side, and after the crash Price’s family expressed concern for her wellbeing.
District Judge Amanda Kelly slammed the former glamour model for ‘seeming to think you are above the law’ and said her driving record was ‘one of the worst I’ve ever seen’.
Sussex Police said they wanted to appeal the suspended sentence, but found there were no legal grounds to do so.
The Real Husbands of Katie Price
In the decades since she first rose to fame, Katie Price has enjoyed – and quite likely endured – a decidedly busy love life that has seen her walk down the aisle three times before heading to divorce court in equal measure. Here’s a look at the trio with whom she exchanged ‘I dos’… and ‘I don’ts’:
PETER ANDRE (2005 – 2009)
The nation got to watch love blossom between the pair when they starred alongside one another on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here back in 2004. The flying sparks soon became nuptials, with blushing bride Katie and her erstwhile pop hunk beau tying the knot at Highclere Castle (the grand Berkshire estate of Downton Abbey fame) in September 2005. Katie, who was already mother to son Harvey (born in 2002 following a romance with former footballer Dwight Yorke), soon started a family with her new husband. The couple welcomed son Junior in 2005, while daughter Princess followed in 2007. Creation between the pair also came artistically, with the release of reality programmes, a failed talk show and a foray into the music world. However, after four years of securing their position as the Ken and Barbie of reality TV and glossy magazine deals, the pair announced in 2009 that they were going their separate ways.
ALEX REID (2010 – 2012)
Katie soon switched her romantic allegiance from a onetime ab-bearing pop heartthrob to musclebound MMA fighter Alex Reid. The two met at Michelle Heaton’s 30th birthday party at London’s Cafe de Paris. But shortly after they got together, Katie dumped Alex on live TV, only for him to win her back and the pair go from strength to strength. Weeks after proudly cheering her man on to a win on the 2010 edition of Celebrity Big Brother (also featuring none other than her ex-boyfriend Dane Bowers), Katie jetted off to Las Vegas to tie the knot with her new partner in February 2010 after just seven months of dating – and nine months after divorcing Peter. Following their Sin City sojourn, the pair returned to their native UK, where they had a formal ceremony – which was filmed for a TV series. However, after just 11 months of marriage, the pair announced they were splitting and their divorce was finalised in March 2012. While Katie declared at the time that she married Alex ‘too soon’, she would later go on to reveal that a major factor in their split was his cross-dressing alter-ego Roxanne.
KIERAN HAYLER (2013 – 2021)
Showing herself to be a true woman of the times, Katie embarked on a romance with former stripper Kieran after the two met on the now-defunct Blackberry Messenger service in 2012. And just two months after altering the paths of their lives via those thumb-tapped fateful opening messages, the twosome would go on to exchange nuptials in the Caribbean. Kieran proposed to a thrilled Katie on Christmas Day 2012, and just three weeks later, the pair would be pronounced husband and wife in the idyllic shores of the Bahamas on January 16, 2013. They had their marriage blessed in Weston-super Mare, and in the months that followed, it appeared that Katie had finally found her happily ever after. They welcomed son Jett in August 2013, and daughter Bunny in August 2014. But Katie’s world came crashing down in 2014, when she discovered that Kieran had cheated on her with her close friend of 20 years, Jane Pountney, and was enjoying a fling with another of her pals, Chrissy Thomas. After publicly lashing out at all parties involved (and naming her pet pigs after her friends-turned-foes), Katie appeared determined to make things work when she renewed her vows with Kieran in 2015. But alas, it would not turn out to be third time lucky for Katie, as the pair split in 2018 amid even more cheating allegations. Their ‘amicable’ divorce was finalised in early 2021.