Katie Price spared jail after breaking restraining order
There are still court dates ahead for the former glamour model
Kate Price has been saved from jail after breaking a restraining order from ex-husband Kieran Hayler and his current fiancee Michelle Penticost.
The 44-year-old former glamour model appeared at Lewes Crown Court on June 24 after first attending the court in January, where she pleaded guilty to breaking the restraining order. She was facing a maximum sentence of five years, according to The Sun.
Despite judge Stephen Mooney saying she was in "grave danger of going to prison", the ruling was in her favour and means she won't be going to prison. She has however been served an 18-month community order to carry out 170 hours of unpaid work.
"In my judgement, this offence was committed out of anger," Mooney said today, according to Sky News. "The words you used were highly offensive and inflammatory so the breach cannot be considered minor."
He added: "In my judgement, balancing the aggravating and mitigating factors, the appropriate sentence is a medium-level community order."
The TV personality was served the order in June 2019, which banned her from contacting Penticost directly or indirectly.
She has admitted breaching that by sending Hayler, 35, a threatening text message that branded Penticost a "gutter s**g.".
"Tell your c***ing w***e piece of s**t girlfriend not to start on me," the message reads. "She has a restraining order so shouldn't try antagonise me as she is in breach and I'm sure she doesn't want people knowing that she was having an affair with you behind my back. That gutter s**g."
"The impact of what Mrs Price has done has had a detrimental effect on my mental wellbeing," said Penticost in a victim statement. "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."
MailOnline reported that Price told awaiting media to "suck my d***".
Price has seen her fair share of legal trouble over the past year and was handed a 16-month suspended prison sentence for her ninth driving violation. The deal required that she undergo treatment for her drinking at the Priory rehabilitation centre.
She also evaded another sentence in January after paying £7,358 worth of fines at the last minute. Earlier this year, Price again escaped prison by striking a deal to pay off her £2.3m debt after declaring bankruptcy in 2019.
Even with today's ruling, Price will still be facing legal issues as she battles another driving violation at a magistrate court in July.
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