Katie Price‘s ex-husband Alex Reid has claimed he was suicidal during their lengthy battle over her allegedly sharing revenge porn.
Last week, the cage fighter was granted a High Court injunction to prevent her sharing ‘private and confidential information’ about him after he brought legal action amid claims she shared photographs and video of a ‘sexual nature’.
Posting a lengthy statement on Instagram, Alex shared the impassioned message with his 48,600 followers in which he insisted Katie’s ‘malicious antics’ had made him feel ‘life would be best without me in it’.
Tough times: Katie Price’s ex-husband Alex Reid has claimed he was suicidal during their lengthy battle over her allegedly sharing revenge porn
Following the news, Alex shared the statement on his Instagram page last night, which read: ‘After many years of being bullied online due to the backlash of Katie Price’s malicious antics, of which not only impact me…
‘But my family also, affecting my business and work, I’ve often thought that life would be best without me in it. That was until I found my fiance who has supported me through these bad times and made me have the courage to fight back with the backing of my legal team.
‘So I am delighted and relieved I was granted an injunction last Friday at the High Court against Katie Price to stop her publishing private images of me. I have suffered the abuse for too long and am deeply saddened by this whole affair, particularly from someone who claims to stand against bullying and injustice.
‘I am grateful to the judge who was clearly disgusted by her action, but acknowledged we were not there to discuss morality and said he did not find what Katie said she did at Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit on the Side funny. This has been a long and stressful campaign for justice which has cost me dear in many ways.’
Tough times: Last week, the cage fighter was granted a High Court injunction last week to prevent her sharing ‘private and confidential information’ about him after he brought legal action amid claims she shared photographs and video of a ‘sexual nature’
Speaking to MailOnline, he said: ‘I am pleased the truth is finally coming out about this as Revenge Porn is a serious crime. I can not comment further as there is still a criminal investigation going on with the Police and CPS’.
Alex told the court on Friday, that Katie showed footage of him to a 40-strong audience of Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit on the Side on January 9.
His barrister, Chloe Strong, said four witnesses allege they saw the footage as Katie held her mobile phone up in front of audience members while she was on the show.
Ms Strong told the court one witness said she has ‘no doubt’ the video was of Alex Reid and was ‘shocked’ upon seeing it. She said his main concern was to prevent any further distribution of the material, and that he was only seeking ‘low damages’.
Lawyers for Katie said she denies showing intimate footage of Mr Reid or having any such footage in her possession.
Devastated: Alex told the court on Friday, that Katie showed footage of him to a 40-strong audience of Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit on the Side on January 9
They said she accepts she told audience members, during a ‘very lighthearted’ discussion that the video was of Mr Reid, but in fact it was a video she had downloaded from YouTube earlier that day.
Mr Justice Jay said Mr Reid’s right to privacy was ‘very significant’, adding: ‘Although the claimant, it would seem, has placed aspects of his life in the public domain, he has never done so in relation to these particular matters.’
The court heard Mr Reid’s legal costs so far were about £100,000 and the judge said the sums were ‘frankly absurd’.
He added: ‘What I am urging the parties to do is frankly to sort this out, because the costs are frankly absurd in the context of what this is about.’
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