Katie Price has pleaded guilty to breaching a restraining order against her ex-husband Kieran Hayler’s fiancée, Michelle Penticost.
The 44 year old man former glamor model appeared at Lewes Crown Court for a plea and trial preparation hearing.
She has previously denied breaching a restraining order against her ex-husband’s fiancée.
The mother-of-five wore a black coat, black leggings and white boots as she appeared before Judge Stephen Mooney.
She was supported by her 33-year-old fiancé, reality TV star Carl Woods, who sat in the public gallery.
Price was charged with breaching a restraining order by abusively texting Ms Penticost.
He had been prohibited from contacting Ms Penticost directly or indirectly, under a five-year restraining order imposed at Horsham Magistrates’ Court on June 3, 2019.
The model was also fined £415 for a crude ‘abuse tirade’ aimed at her during an argument in a schoolyard.
Last month, before the end of the proceedings, the judge warned the television personality and businesswoman that she was “in very serious danger of going to prison”, adding: “I really hope that I I won’t see you here again.”
The prosecution had alleged that Price sent a message to Mr Hayler, describing his fiancée as a “gutter s***” and “c ***** gw ****”.
The text was apparently sent after Price became aware of an Instagram post made by Ms Penticost about how she had been abused by other people and how to deal with it.
Ms Penticost said the post was unrelated to Price, according to the prosecution.
The court also heard that Price later sent messages to her family members saying she had texted her ex-husband.
“I sent this to Kieran lol,” one of the messages read.
The prosecution said a family member then told him not to send any more messages.
During her arrest on January 21, the court heard that Price “made several comments saying she had done nothing wrong” and said she had not contacted Ms Penticost directly and had not his telephone number.
While entering her plea in court on April 27, the TV personality said she was not guilty of indirectly contacting Michelle Penticost on June 3, 2019.
Violating a protection order – such as a restraining order – carries a maximum prison sentence of five years.
Price also faces jail time for being arrested while on license for her drunk driving accident last year.
She managed to avoid a prison sentence for the accident, instead being sentenced to a 16-week prison sentence suspended for one year and a two-year driving ban.
If a person violates the conditions of their license, they can be recalled to prison for the duration of their suspended sentence.
However, when sentencing, the court will usually focus on the new crime and consider the original sentence as an aggravating factor.
If convicted, Price could be jailed for up to five years, with the 16 weeks either concurrent or in addition to the main sentence.
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