Katie Price Avoids Jail After Pleading Guilty to Breaching Restraining Order
The former glamour model, who was arrested in January over her message to her ex-husband Kieran Hayler’s fiancee Michelle Penticost, received her sentence on June 24.
AceShowbiz –Katie Price has avoided jail and been sentenced to 18 months community service after pleading guilty to breaching a restraining order. After admitting the charge at Lewes Crown Court in East Sussex, England in June, the former glamour model was handed her sentence on Friday, June 24 with a judge ordering her to complete 18-month community order, 170 hours unpaid work and pay £1,500 costs.
The charge stemmed from a message sent to her ex-husband Kieran Hayler’s fiancee Michelle Penticost. Speaking outside court, a spokesperson for the couple said, “We are incredibly disappointed with the result of today’s court hearing. We feel a custodial sentence would have sent the right message to the public given the seriousness of Miss Price’s offending.”
The 44-year-old TV star was arrested in January over the message in which Katie wrote, “Tell your c****** w****, piece of s**t, girlfriend not to start on me.” It was sent while a five-year restraining order was in place against Katie stemming from an incident outside a school in 2019 when the star was accused of shouting abuse at Michelle.
Meanwhile, in a victim impact statement Michelle, said, “The impact of what Mrs Price has done has had a detrimental effect on my mental wellbeing. The language used has made me scared. I worry and am scared she will attack me. I thought that having a restraining order would make me feel safe.”
Katie’s lawyer argued there had been a “misunderstanding” and said the star was “over-reacting as she felt she was being criticised.”
The reality TV star is already serving a 16-month suspended sentence over a car accident back in September when she flipped her BMW on a country road. She had faced a possible sentence of five years in prison on the breaching restraining order charge which could have had the 16 weeks added on.
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