TROUBLED Katie Price last night faced 5 years in prison for an alleged abusive text.
Police are searching her phone for any text messages that may have violated a court order to contact her ex-husband’s fiancé.
Katie Price’s family and friends say her future “looks bleak” as police probe into whether she broke a court order with a harsh text message.
She was held at the police station for 12 hours after allegedly issuing a restraining order banning contact with ex-husband Kieran Hayler’s fiancé “directly or indirectly”.
Katie’s mother yesterday looked very depressed when she was discovered for the first time since being released on bail.
She’s at a gas station with fiance Carl Woods near their dilapidated mansion – and faces up to five years in prison if convicted.
Katie is serving a 16-week suspended sentence for drunk driving after flipping over her BMW – and evading jail at the time simply by attending rehab at The Priory.
A friend said: ‘Katie has been going through a rough time and it seems her behavior over the past few weeks has become a bit erratic.
“She lashed out on social media and even had an attack on Peter Andre’s ex-wife Emily MacDonagh and claimed she prevented her daughter from visiting her in rehab. addiction.
“Her family wants her to go back to The Priory for a while to get over her demons because she did so well before when she was there.
“However, this is not what Katie wants to do. They know how lucky she was that she didn’t end up in jail for the binge drinking but now she has to face jail again.
“It was an extremely worrying time. Her family is in dire straits. They want to do everything they can to help and protect Katie.
“But this time if found guilty, she really didn’t help herself and the situation looks bleak.”
Yesterday’s Sun Sunday exclusively revealed how the former glamor model, 43, was arrested in the early hours of Saturday.
Sussex Police have 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 after a four-letter ranking in a playground.
But she is said to have sent a Michelle a “c .” branded text messageing we is pieces of ***” and “gutter slag”.
Police confiscated Katie’s phone. A source said: “It is clear that even if Katie had deleted the messages from her phone, they would have been found by expert teams.
“Kieran has been assured by the police that they are doing everything they can. What’s on the phone regarding Michelle can be damned.
“If found guilty in court, Katie could face up to five years in prison.”
People close to Katie – who has two children, Jett, six, and Bunny, five, with Kieran – said she was angered after seeing an Instagram post by Michelle she believes was targeted she.
It reads: “If someone treats you badly, just remember that something is wrong with them. Normal people don’t go to destroy other humans. “
On Saturday, Katie was taken from her home in Horsham to the Worthing Police Department. She is said to have repeatedly told officers to “do not comment”, as she is entitled, when interviewed before being released at 3pm.
Bankruptcy Katie, who was once thought to be worth £40million, split from Kieran in 2018 after five years of marriage, amid allegations that he cheated on her.
Last month, there was outrage when Katie evaded a prison sentence for flipping over her BMW after drinking and getting drunk, and was banned from driving.
Giving her a suspended sentence, District Judge Amanda Kelly told her: “You may have killed someone.
“Your actions mean emergency services must use up their precious time. You deliberately disobeyed the court order, not the first time. You seem to think you are above the law”.
Katie was required to complete 100 hours of unpaid work and 20 rehabilitation sessions with trainee specialists. She has now been banned from driving for two years.
Commenting on the latest allegations, a legal expert told The Sun last night: “If found guilty, Katie would not only be convicted of violating the terms of her probation, but also the terms of her ban.
“The judge can carry out a sentence of 16 months or up to five years in prison for violating the restraining order. Or indeed they can suspend it again or even fine her. “
Katie, who has been banned from driving six times, is engaged to former Love Island star Carl.
Last night, she tried to look on the bright side by posting a short video to Instagram Stories that showed her wearing sequined Converse boots.
She wrote: “I am still sparkling and eagerly looking forward to this week’s big announcement coming very excited.”
Her arrest comes a week after The Sun reported Kieran would be questioned over historic rape allegations after Katie claimed to have had an affair with another woman.
People close to Kieran said he wanted to make his name clear and was happy to have police help.
His spokesman said: “Kieran is deeply saddened by these false allegations. But he doesn’t want a public dispute and wants to get this resolved with the police as quickly and as calmly as possible. “
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