Katie Price’s distraught family fear her future ‘looks bleak’ after her arrest and want her back in rehab
DISTURBED Katie Price last night risked up to five years in prison for an allegedly abusive text.
Police were searching her phone for any messages that may have breached a court order regarding contact with her ex-husband’s fiancée.
Katie Price’s family and friends say her future ‘looks bleak’ as cops investigate whether she broke a court order with a rude message.
She was held in a police station for 12 hours after allegedly flouting a ban on contacting ex-husband Kieran Hayler’s fiancée ‘directly or indirectly’.
Mum-of-five Katie looked dejected yesterday as she was spotted for the first time since being released on bail.
She was at a petrol station with her fiancé Carl Woods near their ruined mansion – and faced up to five years in prison if convicted.
Katie is already serving a 16-week suspended sentence for drunk driving after she flipped her BMW – and only dodged jail time at the time by undergoing rehab at the Priory.
A pal said: “Katie has had a hard time and it seems her behavior over the past two weeks has become slightly erratic.
“She went wild on social media and even popped her ex Peter Andre’s wife, Emily MacDonagh, and claimed she stopped her daughter from visiting her in rehab.
“Her family wanted her to return to the Priory for a while to overcome her demons as she did so well before when she was there.
“However, it’s not something Katie wanted to do. They know how lucky she was that she didn’t go to jail because of drunk driving, but now she’s facing jail again.
“This is an extremely worrying time. His family is distraught. They want to do whatever they can to help and protect Katie.
“But this time, if she is found guilty, she really hasn’t helped herself and the situation looks grim.”
The Sun yesterday Sunday exclusively revealed that the former glamor model, 43, was arrested in the early hours of Saturday.
Sussex Police had been contacted by Michelle Penticost, 39, who is engaged to Kieran, 34, and has a baby boy with him.
In 2019, Katie was banned from contacting her following a four-letter tirade in a playground.
But she reportedly texted Michelle as a “c.”ing we piece of s***” and a “gutter slag”.
The police confiscated Katie’s phone. A source said: “It has been clarified that although Katie has deleted messages from her phone, they will be found by specialist teams.
“Kieran has been assured by the police that they are doing everything they can. What is on this phone regarding Michelle could be damning.
“If found guilty in court, Katie could stay for up to five years.”
Relatives of Katie – who has two children, Jett, six, and Bunny, five, with Kieran – said she became angry after seeing an Instagram post from Michelle which she said was directed at her.
He said, “If someone treats you badly, just remember that there is something wrong with them. Normal people don’t walk around destroying other human beings.
On Saturday, Katie was taken from her home in Horsham to Worthing Police Station. She is believed to have repeatedly told officers “no comment”, as she was entitled, during an interview before being released at 3pm.
Bankrupt Katie, who was once worth £40million, split from Kieran in 2018 after five years of marriage, amid allegations he cheated on her.
Last month the public was outraged when Katie escaped jail for overturning her BMW after excessive drinking and drug abuse, while she was banned from driving.
Handing him the suspended sentence, District Judge Amanda Kelly told him, “You could have killed someone.
“Your actions have caused the emergency services to waste valuable time. You deliberately flouted a court order and not for the first time. You seem to think you are above the law.
Katie was ordered to complete 100 hours of unpaid work and 20 rehab work sessions with probation specialists. She is now banned from driving for two years.
Commenting on the latest allegations, a legal professional told The Sun last night: ‘If found guilty, Katie would not only be sentenced for breaching the terms of her suspended sentence, but also for breaching the terms of her restraining order. remoteness.
“The judge could apply the 16-month sentence or impose a jail term of up to five years for breaching the restraining order. Or they could suspend him again or even fine him.
Katie, who has had six driving bans, is engaged to former Love Island star Carl.
Last night, she tried to look on the bright side by posting a short video on Instagram Stories showing her wearing sequined Converse boots.
She wrote, “I still have my sparkle and motivation looking forward to this week’s big announcement coming in so excited.”
His arrest came a week after The Sun reported that Kieran was to be questioned over historic rape allegations after Katie made a claim about another woman.
Kieran’s relatives said he wanted to clear his name and was happy to help police.
His spokesperson said: “Kieran is very saddened by these false allegations. But he is keen not to get into a public argument and would prefer to settle this matter with the police as quickly and as calmly as possible. »