Katie Price accuses TV bosses of failing to protect her when she was assaulted at gunpoint
Katie Price has criticized TV bosses, accusing them of failing to protect her when she was attacked at gunpoint while filming for her former reality show.
The star responded to an interview Caroline Flack’s mother gave this weekend about her campaign to improve the duty of care for TV presenters.
Katie was referring to her own ordeal where she and her children were held at gunpoint in 2018 while filming for her Quest Red reality show My Crazy Life.
Katie Price has criticized TV bosses for failing to protect her when she was attacked at gunpoint while filming for her former reality show (pictured June 2022)
Caroline’s mother Christine explained in an interview on Saturday that it was ‘ironic’ that her late daughter, who hosted the ITV show Love Island, was ‘wrongly fired’ from her role when her own love life was in turmoil.
Caroline committed suicide on February 15, 2020, at age 40, the day after learning that the Crown Prosecution Service would proceed with a trial for allegedly assaulting her boyfriend Lewis Burton in December 2019.
Speak with The sun, explains Christine: ‘The duty of care of presenters must be improved. When you work in an office you are protected, but on TV you are not, you are exposed.
Love Island thrived on fights and they probably still do, I haven’t looked at it since. But when it came to Caroline, they fired her for her love life. It was all wrong.
Tragic: The star responded to an interview Caroline Flack’s mother (left) gave last weekend that focused on her campaign to improve the duty of care for TV presenters
Reality show: Katie referenced her own ordeal where she and her kids were held at gunpoint in 2018 while filming for her Quest Red reality show My Crazy Life (pictured in the show in 2020)
Trauma: Katie took screenshots of Christine’s interview and added her own experience from 2018 as she drove from Johannesburg to Swaziland to shoot her reality TV series
Katie took screenshots of Christine’s interview and added her own experience from 2018 when she drove from Johannesburg to Swaziland to shoot her reality TV series.
“Yeah, totally agree that TV channels have a lot to answer for if they let you film things if they know about your mental health and not help…,” Katie wrote on Instagram.
“And if you’re told to shut up if you’re hijacked and stuck at gunpoint in front of your kids because they didn’t have security and I’m still dealing with that trauma.”
Katie recalled the ordeal for her Quest Red show in an episode that aired in August 2018.
Family: Katie was with her children Harvey, 17, Junior, and Princess at the time of the attack filming for her reality show on Quest Red
The former glamor model said she was groped and held at gunpoint by six men when the family pulled up on the side of the road because her son Junior, then 1 year old, needed the toilet.
Katie was with her children Harvey, Junior and Princess at the time of the attack and was filming for her reality show over the holidays.
All three were thrown from their vehicles by the attackers during their journey from Johannesburg to Swaziland in two passenger cars.
Their vehicles were searched with laptops, iPads, passports, cash and jewelry – but the robbers left behind a fortune in camera equipment the crew had stored on board.
Horrifying: Katie discussed her harrowing experience when she was attacked by six men on a 2020 episode of Channel 4’s SAS: Celebrity Who Dares Wins
Katie also discussed the long-term ramifications of the harrowing incident on a 2020 episode of Channel 4’s SAS: Celebrity Who Dares Wins.
After the episode aired, she revealed to the Sun that her subsequent stay at The Priory rehab was to treat her post-traumatic stress disorder after the attack.
She said, “The reason I went there was because I was being held at gunpoint and sexually assaulted.”
She continued: “It was like something out of a horror movie. This big man in an adidas hoodie screamed in my face, cursed and demanded that I give him everything. And he touched me downstairs.
“I grabbed a pillow and launched myself in front of the kids, trying to protect them, waiting for a bullet to hit me. I thought I was going to die. The police said it was a miracle they didn’t kill us.’
Katie has not sued because she “couldn’t handle the ordeal.”
Katie retired from her reality show Quest Red in 2020 after three years, with a spokesperson for the channel stating at the time that the divorce was amicable and that Katie “wanted a break from the intense reality after coming out of the Priory for personal reasons.”
MailOnline has reached out to a spokesperson for Quest Red for comment.
Brutal: The former glamor model, 41, said she was groped and held at gunpoint when the family pulled up on the side of the road because her son Junior, 14, needed the toilet