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Katie Price ordered to pay ex-husband Alex Reid £25,000 in damages after being sued for ‘misuse of private information’


Katie Price has been forced to pay Alex Reid £25,000 in damages (Picture: Getty)

Katie Price has been forced to pay ex-husband Alex Reid £25,000 in damages, after he sued her for breach of confidence, misuse of private information and breach of contract.

Mr Justice Warby made the ruling during a hearting at London’s High Court, on Friday.

Alex, 44, was all smiles ahead of the hearing, looking dapper in a white shirt, grey jumper and black trousers.

The former couple previously got married in Las Vegas, back in 2010, but it wasn’t to last and they divorced the following year.

At the end of last year, the former cage fighter took legal action against the mum-of-five, citing ‘misuse of private information’.

Katie had been accused of showing footage of Alex on Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit On The Side in January 2018. 

Alex Reid was all smiles as he headed into the High Court in London (Picture: PA)
Katie married Alex in 2010 (Picture: Rex)

He also claimed she made details about his private life public at Simon Cowell’s 50th birthday party, 10 years ago, and had repeated what she said on other occasions. 

Some of this is related to ‘cross dressing antics’. 

In November, Judge Warby ruled Alex was entitled to damages after he claimed he was ‘denigrated in the street’ following his ex’s comments.

Alex told Warby: ‘She was talking about me being a cross-dresser and said she had named her horse “Jordan’s Cross Dresser”. 

‘It is absolutely horrendous.

The former couple were married for one year (Picture: PA)

‘I’ve been publicly denigrated by someone with so much power. It’s absolutely soul-destroying. 

‘Even recently I’ve suffered from extreme mental health. I’m currently seeing a cognitive behavioural therapy practitioner under the NHS because of this very reason. 

‘She publicly tried to destroy me.’ 

Barrister Philip Williams, who is representing Alex, previously suggested he should be awarded £25,000, and said his client thought Katie had acted maliciously to ‘further her own profile’ and ‘for her own financial gain’. 

He told the court: ‘It’s an understatement to say that it had a devastating effect on him.

‘Whatever money he is paid, it’s just not going to give him his life back. It’s been destroyed. He was mortified on being told that she had shown this private material to people.’

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