UPDATE: Peter’s official website goes offline. Click here to read more.
As we reported yesterday, evil internet ‘trolls’ have been adding to the upset of reality TV star and singer Peter Andre – who is currently keeping vigil at his brother Andrew’s side in a London hospital after he learned that his sibling may have just days to live – by faking reports about Andrew’s death.
And a report in today’s Scotsman is sure to add to Peter’s woes as it’s been reported that a lawsuit filed by his former wife Katie Price has been allowed to go through to the High Court. They of course met and fell in love while appearing on I’m A Celebrity in 2009 together.
Ms Price began proceedings against Peter and her former manager Claire Powell, CAN Associates Ltd., and model Jamelah Asmar earlier this year, claiming that her privacy had been breached by all the named parties after articles appeared in tabloid newspapers about Ms Price’s personal life.
However, Scotsman online adds that Ms Asmar moved to block the case, telling the courts that she believed Ms Price had “published so much material and information about her own private life that any expectation of privacy she had was overridden.”
But yesterday, a judge dismissed Asmar’s application to halt the proceedings, branding the ongoing saga as a “lamentable renewal” of the civil litigation between Price and Andre.
Ms Price filed the £250,000 lawsuit in the High Court last September, three years after she and Peter split.
At the time, a spokesperson for Ms Price told the MailOnline, “Kate is having to continue her claim against her ex-husband; ex-manager and ex-friend for breach of confidence.
“The pleadings in that action speak for themselves and Kate has no comment to add.”
And former manager Claire Powell confirmed the legal proceedings were in process, saying, “We consider that the claim is without merit. The matter is in the hands of our lawyers and will be defended vigorously.”
It hasn’t yet been reported when the case will be heard in the High Court, but of course, given that Peter is currently devoting all his time to supporting Andrew and his family, this news is sure to add to his woes.
Here’s a reminder of Peter and Katie in much happier times…