Sunday 25 February 2018

Katie Price settles privacy claim against Peter Andre and former manager

Katie Price did not attend court for the hearing
Katie Price did not attend court for the hearing

Katie Price has settled her privacy claim against ex-husband Peter Andre and former manager Claire Powell.

The full terms of the deal over the action for misuse of confidential information - ahead of a 10-day trial due to start next month - were not disclosed at London's High Court.

But Mr Justice Dingemans gave permission for payments to be made out from a sum of £200,000 previously paid into court by the model and businesswoman as security for costs.

Mr Andre and Ms Powell will each receive a contribution towards their costs of £75,000 plus interest while Ms Price's old friend and confidante, Jamelah Asmar, will get £50,000 plus interest.

Earlier this year, Ms Price's similar action against Ms Asmar was also settled on confidential terms with Ms Price paying Ms Asmar's costs.

In litigation launched in 2012, Ms Price was seeking damages and an injunction from Mr Andre and Ms Powell and her company Can Associates Ltd, alleging that details about her private life were leaked to the press.

The claim was strenuously denied and it was argued that Ms Price has no reasonable expectation of privacy because she herself has published so much material about her private life.

And, even if her claim was successful, it was said it was worth only a minimal amount.

The judge said today that all the parties were to be commended for their "good sense" in resolving matters.

Neither Ms Price nor Mr Andre were in court for the hearing.

Press Association

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