Jordan’s branded a hypocrite over revenge porn scandal
As she’s investigated by police for abusing her ex Alex Reid’s privacy, insiders reveal troubled Jordan has hit an all-time low
She’s always been S the queen of controversy, but Jordan was mired in scandal last week after being investigated for revenge porn – just days after she went to Parliament with her son Harvey in a high-profile bid to ban online trolling.
Pals say the star is devastated that the police investigation could distract from her anti-trolling cause, which she launched after her son Harvey, 15 – who is partially blind and suffers severe autism and Prader-willi syndrome – was repeatedly mocked online.
Police were alerted by her ex-husband Alex Reid, 42, who claims she showed an explicit video of him to 40 members of a TV audience during an ad break at a recording of Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit On The Side on 9 January. It is believed the clip shows Alex performing a lewd act on a sex toy while in drag.
In a statement, Alex said he was “very upset”, adding, “I am taking legal action against Katie Price over her actions and I will not be commenting publicly any further.” A rep for Jordan has said she denies the accusations.
Jordan hinted at the existence of potentially embarrassing videos last year, saying, “Now, with Alex Reid, for example, the amount of stories he’s done on me, but he forgets what videos and pictures I have of him.” But while she admitted to showing them to friends, she said she’d never make them public.
It’s not the first time Jordan has publicly slated Alex, whom she married in 2010 but separated from after 11 months together. In 2012, she shockingly told a room full of journalists, “I f***ed Alex up the a**e with a vodka bottle.”
A source says, “Katie’s usually blasé about even the most serious situations and isn’t fazed by much, but she knows that all this negative publicity is really bad. She’s scared about
being seen as a hypocrite after launching Harvey’s petition and she told friends that she’s afraid it could ruin things for Harvey’s Law and undo all her hard work.”
Over the years, cruel Tweets about Harvey have included racial abuse and a lewd mocked up video. Despite the vile comments, the star continues to keep her son in the public eye, taking him on Loose Women and regularly featuring him, alongside her other kids, on social media.
Reacting to news of the porn investigation last week, trolls continued to slam Jordan, saying, “A God awful hypocrite of the highest order. When will she just disappear?” While another said, “She goes on about her son’s online abuse, then abuses her ex-husband’s right to privacy. She is very nasty with double standards.” a third added, “Would be funny if this law comes in and she’s the first offender prosecuted.”
The source says, “Katie’s panicking about the whole thing. She’s feeling humiliated by the backlash and is scared it could destroy her new drive to be taken more seriously as a campaigner.”
In the same week, she faced more abuse after her home was featured on Through The Keyhole – with viewers taking to Twitter to slam her “dirty” Sussex mansion as a “dump” and accuse her of living “like a pig”. As host Keith Lemon walked around the grounds, there was horse poo on the driveway, and piles of clothes and laundry in one of the rooms.
Despite insisting the house was in disarray as it was two weeks away from being renovated, pals say Jordan is secretly struggling to cope with running a busy household of five children.
She’s also battled a hellish 12 months that saw her mum Amy diagnosed with a terminal lung condition and her serial cheat husband Kieran Hayler, 30, confess to an affair with their nanny Nikki Brown – which she denied. In December, Jordan admitted she was in therapy and on antidepressants.
The source reveals, “Katie was hurt at the criticism and thinks it’s cruel that people have tried to shame her given she’d only just moved in. She’s a busy working mum and it’s been hard to stay on top of everything. With her schedule and her mum’s health, Katie’s felt pulled in a million directions and Kieran has been left to handle everything. She feels like she can’t cope with much more. Frankly, the state of the house is the last thing on her mind.”
Last April, Jordan – who has 100 animals – raised eyebrows when she admitted on Loose Women that she let her youngest, Jett, four, and Bunny, three, “wee and poo” in the garden. She added, “I live on a farm, so my kids will go out with one boot on, or in their pants.”
After the star was slammed for sharing a pic of Bunny covered in mud last year, she hit back, “My kids are dirty, they’re feral, they’re happy and they enjoy life.”
Now friends say the star – also mum to Junior, 12, and Princess, 10, with ex Peter Andre – is a “hoarder” and can’t bear to part with anything sentimental.
The source adds, “Katie admits she’s messy. She’s also a bit of a hoarder and doesn’t like to throw anything away, just in case. There’s mess everywhere, but things like that just don’t bother her.”
❛SHE’S AFRAID IT COULD RUIN HARVEY’S LAW AND UNDO ALL HER HARD WORK❜
Harvey has been vilified
Her ex Alex Reid – as alter-ego Roxanne – claims she showed a TV audience explicit footage of him
There was horse poo on the driveway
She posted this snap of a muddy Bunny last year
There were piles of clothes and laundry