Katie Price’s ex-husband Kieran Hayler takes legal action over Instagram post comparing him to Jimmy Savile after she told fans Netflix show about the paedophile, ‘brought back memories’
- Katie Price, 43, made the remarks as she was watching Netflix Savile programme
- She told her two million Instagram followers the show ‘brought back memories’
- Price then posted article on ex Kieran Hayler and how he could face police quiz
- It related to three historical rape allegations on minor being investigated
- Price told her followers ‘The underage girl in this situation needs justice too’
- Hayler said allegations are ‘false’ and ‘fabricated’ and he is completely innocent
- He has now launched legal action to get Price to take down the Instagram posts
Katie Price is today at the centre of a new legal action – after she compared one of her ex-husbands to Jimmy Savile and asked ‘who’s going to fix this?’.
The glamour model – whose posts are still online – said on her verified Instagram page she was watching the Netflix documentary on the disgraced Jim’ll Fix It presenter.
She told her 2.7million followers it had ‘brought back memories’ and then added a picture of an article on Kieran Hayler.
It told how he could be quizzed over three historical rape allegations relating to a woman – now known to be a minor under the age of 16.
Price, 43, added to her post ‘The underage girl in this situation needs justice too’.
Mr Hayler – who today did not respond to a request for comment from MailOnline – previously said the claims were ‘false’ and ‘fabricated’ by a third party.
Sussex Police, who was investigating, said it was probing a report that in 2016 a girl was raped by an adult male known to her at a location in West Sussex. No arrests had been made.
Mr Hayler is understood to have launched legal action over his ex-wife’s social media postings yesterday.
A spokesperson said: ‘Kieran Hayler is seeking legal action in regards to the social media post made by Katie Price.
‘For a woman that profusely professes to advocate mental health and anti trolling this is again somewhat contrary to “the values” Miss Price claims to champion.
Katie Price, 43, made the remarks as she was watching Netflix Jimmy Savile programme
Kieran Hayler said the allegations are ‘false’ and ‘fabricated’ and he is completely innocent
Price posted on Instagram last night about Savile then allegations her ex Hayler is facing
‘Kieran sent Katie and her team a legal letter telling her to take the posts down as soon as they saw them. It’s horrifying for Kieran and his family.
‘She’s taken it too far – Kieran is furious and has told her to stop right away – or face the consequences,’ they added to The Sun.
A source close to Mr Hayler added to The Sun: ‘Police have been in touch with Kieran regarding an allegation from 2016, which is believed to have been made by Katie. It relates to someone they knew while they were married. Kieran is co-operating and insists he has done nothing wrong — but he’s happy to speak to the cops about it. He just wants to move on from his marriage to Katie.’
The former stripper denies what he describes as ‘false allegations’ and insists he will cooperate with police inquiries to clear his name.
The couple had two children together in that time – eight-year-old Jett and seven-year-old Bunny.
A spokesman for Mr Hayler told the Sun: ‘Kieran is very saddened by these false allegations, and is happy to fully assist the police and co-operate fully to ensure he is quickly vindicated.
The couple (pictured together on Loose Women in 2017) were married from 2013 to 2018
Police are to question Katie Price’s ex-husband Kieran Hayler over historic rape allegations relating to another woman (Katie and Kieran pictured in 2017)
‘But he is keen not to get into a public dispute and would prefer to rectify this matter with the police as quickly and calmly as possible, and continue to focus on his own life and future.’
It comes after Ms Price’s fiancé Carl Woods was left ‘furious’ when Mr Hayler said she deserved to be locked up after her drink and drug-fuelled car crash.
In an explosive interview Mr Hayler said his ex – who was given a suspended sentence in relation to the incident – needed to be behind bars and that a custodial sentence would send a clear message to their two kids.
Ms Price recently completed her court assigned rehab order following the car accident on September 28, after which she tested positive for alcohol and Class A drug cocaine.
Mr Hayler said of the decision: ‘It is one of the most serious things you can get done for on the road, short of killing someone. It is so serious.
‘Someone will get hurt if Katie is allowed to carry on the way she is. When I saw she had been arrested, I thought, ‘Oh no, not again’. It is just always so much drama. A lot of drama.’
Both Price and Hayler have been contacted by MailOnline for comment over the Instagram posts, but neither has responded.
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