Katie Price has received a torrent of messages of support from her celebrity pals after speaking out about her rape trauma.
Katie Price: Trauma and Me, a new Channel 4 documentary, will show on Thursday evening, and will provide insight into her personal struggles.
Price revealed ahead of the show that most of her stress originates from being carjacked in South Africa in 2018.
Price, her children, and a film team were assaulted by six attackers while travelling late at night from Johannesburg.
Katie Price was raped at knifepoint while she was out partying with friends in London in 2011. She had just turned 21 years old.
The incident happened outside a nightclub called The Box, where she met her then boyfriend Alex Reid. He took her back to his flat in West Hampstead, north-west London. Once inside, he locked the door and forced himself on her.
She told him to stop, but he continued and raped her. Afterwards, he threatened to kill her if she ever reported the attack to police.
Yazmin Oukhellou, who appeared alongside Katie on Celebrity Big Brother last year, said she felt “horrified” when she heard about the news.
She tweeted: “I am horrified & saddened to hear what Katie Price went through. You’ve been through the most.”
3. What Katie did afterwards
Katie Price later spoke about how she dealt with the aftermath of the attack.
She said: “It was horrible. I didn’t want to go home. I wanted to stay out until the morning. I didn’t want anyone to know. I didn’t tell my family. I didn’t tell anybody. I just stayed in bed. I couldn’t eat. I couldn’t sleep. I just lay there.”
Katie responded to Yazmin’s tweet saying: “Thank u so much for supporting me xxx”.
Yazmin replied: “No problem hun. I’m glad you’re ok xx”.