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Katie Price brushes off abusive text scandal as fiancé Carl Woods vows to stick by her

Shameless Katie Price brushed off recent claims that she breached a restraining order, and instead shared a bizarre video roasting chestnuts at her home on Monday.

The reality TV star and ex-glamour model, 43, was arrested on Friday on suspicion of breaching her restraining order after she allegedly branded her ex-husband Kieran Hayler’s fiancée Michelle Penticost a ‘gutter sl*g’ in ‘abusive messages’. 

Following her release after a 12-hour interrogation, with officers now examining her phone for evidence, her fiancé Carl Woods was said to be ‘furious and embarrassed’ at her behaviour, but an insider claimed that he has ‘zero intention’ of walking away.

A source told MailOnline: ‘Katie is teetering on the brink of the biggest crisis in her entire life, but Carl has no plans to walk away. All Carl has done in the past few days has rallied round.’ 

Nut-ting to see here: Shameless Katie Price brushed off her abusive text scandal with an upbeat Instagram video roasting chestnuts on Monday – as fiancé Carl Woods vowed to stick by the embattled star even if she is jailed

The insider continued: ‘Carl will be standing by Katie and will wait for her as long as it takes, even if she is jailed.

‘Katie is leaning heavily on Carl who has also been there to support the children at what is a really difficult time.’

Woods could be heard in Price’s bizarre Instagram video on Monday, in which she was filmed roasting a bag of chestnuts on the fire at her £1.35 million ‘mucky mansion’ in West Sussex. 

The upbeat clip began with Price – clad in a pink tracksuit with her hair curled and clipped back – announcing: ‘I’ve just seen them on the side and thought, “I’m going to roast some chestnuts!”‘ 

As the mother-of-five struggled to pour the nuts onto a coal shovel, she quipped: ‘hostess with the mostess!’ before asking ‘does anyone know how long you leave the chestnuts on for?’

More drama: The reality TV star and ex-glamour model, 43, was arrested on Friday on suspicion of breaching her restraining order after she allegedly branded her ex-husband Kieran Hayler's fiancée Michelle Penticost a 'gutter sl*g' in 'abusive messages'

More drama: The reality TV star and ex-glamour model, 43, was arrested on Friday on suspicion of breaching her restraining order after she allegedly branded her ex-husband Kieran Hayler’s fiancée Michelle Penticost a ‘gutter sl*g’ in ‘abusive messages’

A man filming the scenes – believed to be her fiancé Woods – replied ‘half hour’, while Price continued: ‘I feel like im camping in my own kitchen!’

Not willing to wait, Price attempted to try one of the chestnuts after just a few seconds yet was left disappointed when her £90,000 veneers were unable to penetrate the raw chestnut.  

Despite Price’s carefree attitude, relatives and friends of the star have said her future ‘looks bleak’ as cops probe whether she broke a court order with a foul mouthed message. 

Price is also facing a probe into her finances, and how the reality star affords a life of luxury despite being in millions of pounds of debt, after allegedly called her a ‘gutter sl*g’ in texts with the police probing her phone for evidence that could send her to jail.

Getting on with it: The upbeat clip began with Price announcing: 'I've just seen them on the side and thought, "I'm going to roast some chestnuts!"'

Low-key: Price was clad in a pink tracksuit with her hair curled and clipped back

Getting on with it: The upbeat clip began with Price announcing: ‘I’ve just seen them on the side and thought, “I’m going to roast some chestnuts!”‘

Loyal: Price's fiancé Carl Woods was said to be 'furious and embarrassed' at her behaviour, but an insider claimed that he has 'zero intention' of walking away (pictured in August 2021)

Loyal: Price’s fiancé Carl Woods was said to be ‘furious and embarrassed’ at her behaviour, but an insider claimed that he has ‘zero intention’ of walking away (pictured in August 2021) 

A source claimed there are concerns that Price may not been paying creditors fully, despite raking in heaps of cash from TV and brand deals, the Mirror reports. 

They said concerned parties are ‘casting the net far and wide to assess how much money is coming into Katie’s coffers’ and are preparing a dossier of deals Price, who is in £3.2 million of debt, has made recently ahead of a court meeting in February.  

The star’s ex-husband and his fiancée were seen picking up their children on Monday as Kieran Hayler, 34, wore a white bobble hat and black gilet as he left the car with his daughter Bunny and son Jett, who he shares with Price.

He was spotted opening the door for his partner Michelle Penticost, 39, as she carried their baby son Apollo Phoenix. Her other son Valentino, who is from a previous relationship, also joined them.

The images follow Price being arrested on Friday on suspicion of breaching her restraining order. She was released after a 12-hour interrogation, though not before officers confiscated her phone.   

Struggle: Price's relatives and friends of the star have said her future 'looks bleak' as cops probe whether she broke a court order (pictured with sister Sophie and mother Amy)

Struggle: Price’s relatives and friends of the star have said her future ‘looks bleak’ as cops probe whether she broke a court order (pictured with sister Sophie and mother Amy)

Price, who was handed a five-year restraining order forbidding her from contacting Ms Penticost directly or indirectly in 2019 after hurling a ‘tirade of abuse’ at her, could now face up to five years in prison if she is charged and found guilty. 

She also dodged a potential jail term today after paying £7,350 of fines she owed for driving offences. Price had been listed to appear at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on Monday over non-payment of £7,358 in fines dating back to January 2019.  

However, on Monday morning court staff confirmed the fines had been paid and Price was no longer expected in court. She had been issued with a court summons after magistrates heard she had failed to pay back a single penny of her fines. 

The Loose Women star was even facing a possible jail sentence for non-payment before paying the fines in full. Price has been banned from driving seven times in the last 10 years for speeding, drink driving and driving while disqualified.

Trouble: Price was handed a five-year restraining order forbidding her from contacting Michelle Penticost (pictured with Kieran Hayler in 2020) directly or indirectly in 2019 after hurling a 'tirade of abuse' at her

Trouble: Price was handed a five-year restraining order forbidding her from contacting Michelle Penticost (pictured with Kieran Hayler in 2020) directly or indirectly in 2019 after hurling a ‘tirade of abuse’ at her

At her last court hearing the mother-of-five was warned she faced an immediate prison sentence if she stepped out of line. District Judge Amanda Kelly said: ‘If you put a foot wrong in the weeks and months ahead then you will certainly go to prison.’

At the hearing her solicitor, Joe Harrington, Price’s finances were so ‘disorganised and chaotic’ that a £7.50 toll for using the Dart Crossing had escalated into a £1,400 debt due to her failure to deal with it. 

A source close to her family told The Sun their fears about the reality star’s future and said that they wanted her to go back into rehab: ‘Katie’s been having a tough time recently and her behaviour in the past couple of weeks has become slightly erratic.

‘She has been lashing out on social media and even had a pop at Peter Andre’s wife Emily MacDonagh and claimed she’d stopped her daughter from visiting her in rehab.

‘Her family wanted her to go back into the Priory for a while to get past her demons as she’s done so well previously when she had been there. However this isn’t something Katie wanted to do.

‘They know how lucky she was that she didn’t go to prison. Her family is distraught. They want to do everything they can to help and protect Katie. But this time if the accusations are correct, she really hasn’t helped herself and the situation is looking bleak.’   

Family outing: Hayler, 34, pictured on Monday with his daughter Bunny (far left) and son Jett (second from left), who he shares with Price, his partner Penticost (seen carrying their baby son Apollo Phoenix), 39, next to her other son Valentino (far right), who is from a previous relationship

Family outing: Hayler, 34, pictured on Monday with his daughter Bunny (far left) and son Jett (second from left), who he shares with Price, his partner Penticost (seen carrying their baby son Apollo Phoenix), 39, next to her other son Valentino (far right), who is from a previous relationship

The reality star posted a defiant message on Instagram on Sunday, saying she ‘still has her sparkle and drive’ after she was released on bail from Worthing police station.   

In her Instagram post, Price wrote: ‘I still have my sparkle and drive, looking forward to this week big announcement coming so excited.’ 

Katie Price’s legal history 

October 2003 Escaped a speeding charge on a technicality after cops failed to arrest her within 12 weeks. Her Range Rover was allegedly clocked at 70mph in a 40mph zone. Also in October, charges against Price, for an alleged assault in a nightclub, were dropped when police failed to arrest her within 12 weeks.

June 5, 2008 Given three penalty points, fined £200 and ordered to pay £80 costs at Feltham magistrates’ court for talking on her mobile phone while driving on April 18.

January 7, 2009 Let off on a legal technicality by Brighton magistrates after allegedly breaking a 30mph limit and not providing the identity of the driver to police.

July 7, 2010 Convicted in her absence by Crawley magistrates after cameras caught her speeding at 99 mph on September 16, 2009. Her lawyer argued she was only speeding because she was being hounded by the paparazzi, but police said there were no other speeding vehicles around. She was fined £250, ordered to pay £500 prosecution costs and given four points on her licence.

September 28, 2010 Convicted at Mid-Sussex Magistrates’ Court for failing to be in proper control of her 7.5-ton lurid pink horsebox after veering into another lane in Sussex on February 19. She was fined £1,000, ordered to pay £650 court costs and a £15 victim surcharge and given three points on her licence, taking her tally to 10.

December 1, 2010 Banned from driving ban for six months after she was caught on speed camera travelling at 83mph in a 70mph zone on the A23 in Pyecombe, West Sussex on 10 December 2009. Ms Price, who did not attend the hearing, pleaded guilty to the charge. In her absence, she was fined £1,000 and given three penalty points on her license (taking her total at that time to 13 points). This took her over the 12-point limit and brought an automatic six-month driving ban and so she was disqualified from driving for six months.  

August 31, 2012 Barred from driving on the roads for 12 months, after failing to respond to two speeding tickets. She had been caught speeding in London on September 5 and September 6 2011. The glamour model argued that all of her post was dealt with by her mother and she had never seen the prosecution warnings. Ms Price, who already had six points on her licence at the time, was given six more and banned for 12 months. She was also fined £400. 

February 16, 2018 Banned from driving for six months after doing 60mph on the 50mph A24. She already had points on her license. Following the incident in Dial Post, West Sussex in 2017, Ms Price failed to tell police when the speeding ticket arrived and was charged with failing to provide details about the person driving. She failed to show up at magistrates’ court and was given a six-month ban and a £750 fine.

July 28, 2018 In July she was was questioned by police after photographs emerged of her getting behind the wheel of her car while still banned from the road. Pictures revealed Ms Price driving her grey Ford Fiesta home from Gatwick with her youngest kids Jett, aged four, and Bunny, aged three. She handed herself into police and took to Instagram to insist that she thought the ban was over – but as soon as she realised it wasn’t, confessed her wrongdoing to authorities to avoid a ‘guilty conscience.’

September 26, 2018 Crashed her £63,000 Ranger Rover on September 26, while allegedly on her mobile phone. The crash was reported to the police. Marketing executive Katie Pugh, 23, told MailOnline that the troubled star rear-ended her Mercedes as they were stuck in traffic on the A3 in Roehampton, Surrey. Pugh said she looked up into her rear-view mirror and noticed Ms Price appearing to be looking at her phone moments before the collision at around 5.30PM on September 26. 

October 10, 2018 Arrested on suspicion of drink-driving in the earlier hours of the morning on October 10, after being found by police in her garish pink Range Rover in Woolwich, East London. Ms Price had allegedly been partying with ex-boyfriend Kris Boyson helping him celebrate his 30th birthday when her car ended up hitting a parked car. She took a roadside breath test and was taken to Plumstead Police station where she was released after a night in the cells. Ms Price was then photographed driving her car without wearing her seatbelt, just 36 hours after her drink driving arrest – an infraction that carries a £100 fine.

December 2018 Charged by postal requisition over her drink-driving charge

January 2019 Caught driving while disqualified, and was given another three months.

February 2019 Served a further three month ban after being convicted of drink-driving in October 2018.

June 2019  Price is fined after shouting abuse at ex-Hayler’s girlfriend Michelle Penticost in a school playground, in Shipley, West Sussex. Price was issued with a five-year restraining order against her and ordered to pay £606 in fines and court costs.

Autumn 2019 Issued with her sixth ban – a two-year disqualification –  which she appealed. It was reduced to 18 months.

March 2021 Gets behind the wheel of boyfriend Carl Wood’s Range Rover weeks before her 18-month ban is lifted. Questioned by police over the matter

September 28: Ms Price is allegedly hospitalised and arrested for drink-driving after being involved in an early hours crash.   

Sussex Police said a woman in her 40s was arrested at a property in Partridge Green, West Sussex at around 12.15am on Friday night. She has been released under investigation.

A spokesman added a report had been made at 5.45pm on Friday in relation to an alleged breach of a restraining order.

Later on Saturday, Price was seen being driven out of Worthing Police station by Woods and has been pictured being driven around again today.

She was seen on the back seat of a Mercedes, with her hand on the headrest, as her fiancé drove the vehicle.

Price, who lives in ‘Mucky Mansion’, is banned from contacting Hayler’s girlfriend Penticost either directly or indirectly under the terms of a five-year restraining order imposed in 2019 after she verbally abused her in a primary school playground. 

Price admitted in 2019 to verbally abusing Ms Penticost and her friend Andrea Quigley after young children and a teacher witnessed her hurling a ‘tirade of abuse’ including shouting ‘f****** c***’ multiple times at both women.

According to the Sentencing Council the maximum sentence for breaching the protective order is five years in prison.  

Penticost is understood to have contacted Sussex Police on Friday to complain that Price had sent Hayler ‘abusive’ messages aimed at her.

Sources claimed the messages branded Penticost a ‘gutter sl*g’ and a ‘c***ing we piece of s***’, according to The Sun.

They added: ‘The words were absolutely vile.’  

Hayler and his fiancée were understood to have been interviewed by police in their home before Price was taken into custody. She has been released under investigation. 

Penticost was said to have been left ‘devastated and threatened’ following the alleged messages.

A spokeswoman for Hayler told The Sun: ‘We can confirm that an incident took place on Friday after which Michelle was left distressed by a tirade of abusive insults and threats.’  

Price has accused her estranged husband of sexually assaulting a person. 

Hayler, a former stripper, angrily denied the ‘false’ allegations’ and vowed to co-operate with police.

‘At 5.45pm on Friday (21 January) police responded to a report that a suspect had breached their restraining order,’ a force spokesman said. 

‘Officers arrested a woman in her 40s who has been released under investigation while inquiries continue.’   

Hayler’s fiancée Penticost shared a cryptic message on Instagram which read: ‘Normal people don’t go around destroying other human beings.’ She also shared the hashtag ‘restrainingorder’. 

Price claims that she went to police before the divorce — but suggests that the alleged victim has now come forward herself. 

Sussex Police said Hayler has not been arrested and described the alleged victim as a ‘girl’, who was under the age of 16 in 2016.

The force confirmed that they had received allegations of a sexual assault which they are investigating.

‘No arrest has been made at present. The girl is receiving support from specially trained officers’. Hayler’s spokesman previously told the Mirror: ‘Kieran is absolutely devastated by these untrue allegations and has requested to meet the investigating officer as soon as possible to clear his name.

‘He is certain that these allegations are false and have been fabricated by a third party in an act of revenge. 

‘He will fight to clear his name and moreover for those responsible to be brought to justice.’

A source close to Hayler added to The Sun: ‘Police have been in touch with Kieran regarding an allegation from 2016, which is believed to have been made by Katie.

‘Kieran is co-operating and insists he has done nothing wrong — but he’s happy to speak to the cops about it. 

‘He just wants to move on from his marriage to Katie.’

Earlier this month, Price claimed that ‘traumatic’ events led to her driving while drunk, banned and high on cocaine and she feels ‘ashamed’ of herself after narrowly avoiding jail last month.

The former glamour model was handed a 16-week suspended sentence and two-year driving ban for flipping her uninsured BMW X5 into a hedge while disqualified and under the influence on a country lane near her home in West Sussex on September 28.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain in her first TV appearance since her sentencing, the mother-of-five insisted that 2022 was going to be a ‘year of no dramas’ and revealed she’s currently doing Dry January (staying sober for the month) to kickstart the year, as she’s ‘not a big drinker anyway’.

Appearing via video link alongside son Harvey, 19, she was probed about nearly ending up in jail for her latest arrest, to which she said: ‘The events were really traumatic.

‘It’s been traumatic after, so I’m not ready to talk about it yet. But what I will say is that I went to the Priory and I’ve made the decision finally to see a therapist every week, forever, to deal with the traumatic events that led me to getting into that car.

‘I’m very good at hiding things but when I’m ready to talk about it then I will come on to talk. There’s reasons why I got in that car and my mental state but when I’m ready I will.

‘I feel ashamed about it all. There are reasons that I am still dealing with now. It’s a new year but I’m still dealing with it, people shouldn’t judge people, there’s always reasons for things.’

Price escaped with a suspended prison sentence because she complied with a requirement to attend the £6,800-a-week rehab centre – despite going out shopping while staying at the facility.

The former glamour model was told by a judge that she deserved to spend Christmas behind bars after committing her ninth motoring offence.

Moving on: The reality star posted a defiant message on Instagram on Sunday, saying she 'still has her sparkle and drive' after she was released on bail from Worthing police station

Moving on: The reality star posted a defiant message on Instagram on Sunday, saying she ‘still has her sparkle and drive’ after she was released on bail from Worthing police station 

Breach: Messages from Price were alleged to have called Penticost vile names, as seen in mocked-up picture above - breaching the restraining order

Breach: Messages from Price were alleged to have called Penticost vile names, as seen in mocked-up picture above – breaching the restraining order 

Following her court appearance, Price released a statement saying she is ‘incredibly sorry’ and ‘sincerely grateful nobody was hurt’.

Drink-driving campaigners said they were ‘gobsmacked’ by the ‘unbelievable’ sentence, but the judge said Price would avoid going to jail because she completed a stint at celebrity rehab clinic The Priory and stayed out of trouble.

Yet Price has vowed to move on with her life, and looking ahead to the rest of the year, she said on GMB: ‘2022 is my year, 22 is my lucky number. My birthday. The main box on Deal or No Deal. This has to be my year of no dramas.’

Price shares Harvey with Dwight Yorke, Junior, 16, and Princess, 14, with Peter Andre and Jett, eight, and Bunny, seven with Kieran Hayler, yet wants to expand her family.

She added: ‘Babies, marriage, this year I want it all. I’ve definitely found the one in Carl and we will get married.

‘It will be in England, because of the family, my mum is terminally ill and can’t travel. So I’d never get married unless my mum was there.’

Pictured: Price (seen on Sunday) was arrested on Friday after allegedly breaching a restraining order by texting her ex-husband's fiancée

Pictured: Price (seen on Sunday) was arrested on Friday after allegedly breaching a restraining order by texting her ex-husband’s fiancée 

Chauffeured: Woods is seen driving Price around Sussex on Sunday for the first time since she was arrested for allegedly breaking a restraining order

Chauffeured: Woods is seen driving Price around Sussex on Sunday for the first time since she was arrested for allegedly breaking a restraining order

Price’s mother Amy was diagnosed with Idopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis in 2017. The condition scars the lungs and makes it difficult to breathe – there is currently no cure.

The TV personality also took time out to discuss her new book Harvey And Me, about her eldest child, who has been diagnosed with septo-optic dysplasia, diabetes insipidus, ADHD and autism.

Speaking about his recent move to a residential college, Katie explained: ‘A massive change is him being separated. A lot of people in my situation understand the anxiety of being parted. And he’s three hours away now. So I can’t just pop in and see him.

‘But how he’s coped without me – I’m still seeing him every weekend – but it’s a new place, new people and how he fits in with that. It’s challenging, but they’re getting to know Harvey very well. He’s not easy with his complex needs and behaviour.

‘It’s still challenging and we’re still getting used to it.

Pictured: Price was pictured leaving Worthing police station after being interrogated for 12 hours by police officers

Pictured: Price was pictured leaving Worthing police station after being interrogated for 12 hours by police officers 

Asking Harvey his thoughts on college, the teenager responded: ‘It’s really great and fantastic mummy.’

Price concluded: ‘There’s so much we haven’t covered; I’d love to come in and chat more. But just to let everyone know I am in a good headspace.’

Price’s interview was her first since receiving her suspended prison sentence last month.

The crash happened on September 28, with police arresting Katie on the scene before taking her to hospital.

Tests showed the television personality had 66 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath – nearly double the legal limit of 35mcg.

She also tested positive for cocaine on a wipe. An image shared by police from the scene showed a car flipped on its side, and after the crash her family expressed concern for her wellbeing.

Happier times: Police are to question Price's ex-husband Hayler over historic sexual assault allegations (pictured in 2016)

Happier times: Police are to question Price’s ex-husband Hayler over historic sexual assault allegations (pictured in 2016)


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