Katie Price pleads guilty to using threatening behaviour to ex's girlfriend

Albertina Lloyd
Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
Katie Price outside Bexley Magistrates' Court following her drink driving trial where she was banned from driving for three months, adding to the ban from earlier this year for driving while disqualified.

Katie Price has pled guilty to using abusive and threatening behaviour towards her ex-partner’s girlfriend.

The 41-year-old model has been due to stand trial at Horsham Magistrates’ Court today over a row she had in a school playground with estranged husband Kieran Hayler's girlfriend Michelle Pentecost.

Magistrates ordered Price pay a fine of £415 and banned her from contacting Penticost after she hurled a "tirade of abuse in front of young children in the playground of a primary school in Shipley, West Sussex on September 6, 2018.

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During the row, which was witnessed by a teacher, Price is said to have shouted "f***ing c***" multiple times at Pentecost and her friend and her friend Andrea Quigley.

Price changed her plea to guilty in relation to two counts of using threatening, abusive, words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

Paul Macauley, defending, said the outburst was a reaction to Price's recent discovery that Penticost was in a relationship with Hayler.

Katie Price (centre) leaves Crawley Magistrates' Court where she appeared on two counts of using threatening, abusive, words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

Price and Hayler - who married in 2013 - share five-year-old son Jett and four-year-old daughter Bunny.

Price was joined by her boyfriend Kris Boyson at court.

The reality TV star failed to attend a hearing relating to the case at Crawley Magistrate’s Court in March as she was on holiday in Thailand at the time.

Judge Amanda Kelly told the court at the time: “I believe she hasn’t turned up today. She has something better to do. This demonstrates a lack of respect for the court process.”

Price also failed to attend police interviews about the matter.

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This is the third criminal court case the mother-of-five has been involved in this year.

In January, she was given a further ban from driving after admitting driving while disqualified and ordered to pay a £1,100 fine plus court costs.

Then in February Price was given a third consecutive driving ban after being convicted of being nearly twice the limit while in charge of her pink Range Rover and ordered to pay £2,425 - including a £1,500 fine.