Katie Price’s ex Kieran Hayler accuses ‘third party’ of making up ‘false’ claims

Katie Price’s ex Kieran Hayler accuses ‘third party’ of making up ‘false’ claims


Katie Price today claimed she went to the police about her ex-husband Kieran Hayler allegedly grooming an underage girl before divorcing him – but ‘wasn’t believed’.

The former stripper has blasted ‘false allegations’ that he raped a girl under the age of 16 in 2016 while married to the former glamour model, who says she has now given a statement to Sussex detectives.

Ms Price, 43, who was married to Mr Hayler from 2013 to 2018 and had two of his children, claims she went to the police before their divorce – but suggests that the alleged victim has now come forward herself. 

She said in an Instagram post that Hayler has allegedly ‘groomed’ the girl, adding: ‘I reported him to the police and then finally divorced him. I wasn’t believed by the authorities’, adding: ‘I want to make this clear. The police came to me requesting a statement, I did not go to the police this time around’.

Mr Hayler, 34, who is engaged to Michelle Penticost, has voluntarily agreed to be questioned by detectives next week over three alleged rapes of a minor, known to the couple, in 2016. He says the claims are ‘false’ and ‘fabricated’ by a third party.

Sussex Police says he has not been arrested and described the alleged victim as a ‘girl’, who was under the age of 16 in 2016. A spokesman said: ‘We are investigating a report that in 2016 a girl was raped by an adult male known to her at a location in West Sussex. No arrest has been made at present. The girl is receiving support from specially trained officers’. 

MailOnline has asked Mr Hayler to comment.

Katie Price’s ex Kieran Hayler accuses ‘third party’ of making up ‘false’ claims

Police are to question Katie Price’s ex-husband Kieran Hayler over historic rape allegations relating to another woman they both knew

The couple (pictured together on Loose Women in 2017) were married from 2013 to 2018

The couple (pictured together on Loose Women in 2017) were married from 2013 to 2018

Mr Hayler welcomed son Apollo Phoenix with fiancée Michelle Penticost (pictured together) last summer

Mr Hayler welcomed son Apollo Phoenix with fiancée Michelle Penticost (pictured together) last summer

The former stripper’s spokesman told the Mirror: ‘Kieran is absolutely devastated by these untrue allegations and has requested to meet the investigating officer as soon as possible to clear his name.

‘He is certain that these allegations are false and have been fabricated by a third party in an act of revenge. He will fight to clear his name and moreover for those responsible to be brought to justice’.

A source close to Mr Hayler added to The Sun: ‘Police have been in touch with Kieran regarding an allegation from 2016, which is believed to have been made by Katie. It relates to someone they knew while they were married. Kieran is co-operating and insists he has done nothing wrong — but he’s happy to speak to the cops about it. He just wants to move on from his marriage to Katie.’

Katie Price arrives at Crawley Magistrates' Court in West Sussex to be sentenced for drink-driving in December

Katie Price arrives at Crawley Magistrates’ Court in West Sussex to be sentenced for drink-driving in December

The former stripper denies what he describes as ‘false allegations’ and insists he will cooperate with police inquiries to clear his name. 

The couple had two children together in that time – eight-year-old Jett and seven-year-old Bunny.

A spokesman for Mr Hayler told the Sun:  ‘Kieran is very saddened by these false allegations, and is happy to fully assist the police and co-operate fully to ensure he is quickly vindicated.

‘But he is keen not to get into a public dispute and would prefer to rectify this matter with the police as quickly and calmly as possible, and continue to focus on his own life and future.’  

It comes after Ms Price’s fiancé Carl Woods was left ‘furious’ when Mr Hayler said she deserved to be locked up after her drink and drug-fuelled car crash. 

In an explosive interview Mr Hayler said his ex – who was given a suspended sentence in relation to the incident – needed to be behind bars and that a custodial sentence would send a clear message to their two kids.

Ms Price recently completed her court assigned rehab order following the car accident on September 28, after which she tested positive for alcohol and Class A drug cocaine. 

Mr Hayler said of the decision: ‘It is one of the most serious things you can get done for on the road, short of killing someone. It is so serious. 

‘Someone will get hurt if Katie is allowed to carry on the way she is. When I saw she had been arrested, I thought, ‘Oh no, not again’. It is just always so much drama. A lot of drama.’  

MailOnline then revealed how Mr Woods branded the comments ‘low’ and has accused Mr Hayler of ‘kicking Katie while she’s down’.

A source close to Mr Woods, who was at her side in court, said: ‘He was furious when he saw those comments. Katie knows she behaved terribly and has made a public apology for what she did. 

‘Carl questions what kind of man publicly calls for the mother of his children to be banged up. If their paths cross he’ll make clear exactly what he thinks about the way he’s carrying on. He’s kicking her while she’s down and it’s not on.’ 

Angry: Katie Price's fiancé Carl Woods is fuming after her ex-husband Kieran Hayler said she deserved to be locked up after her drink and drug-fuelled car crash (Katie and Carl are pictured)

Angry: Katie Price’s fiancé Carl Woods is fuming after her ex-husband Kieran Hayler said she deserved to be locked up after her drink and drug-fuelled car crash (Katie and Carl are pictured)

Opinions: In an explosive interview Kieran, 34, (pictured) said Katie, 43, needed to be behind bars and that a custodial sentence would send a clear message to their two kids

Opinions: In an explosive interview Kieran, 34, (pictured) said Katie, 43, needed to be behind bars and that a custodial sentence would send a clear message to their two kids

Family: Kieran already has two children - Jett, eight, and Bunny, seven (pictured) - whom he shares with former glamour model Katie while Michelle has a son Valentino, 10

Family: Kieran already has two children – Jett, eight, and Bunny, seven (pictured) – whom he shares with former glamour model Katie while Michelle has a son Valentino, 10

Sources close to Mr Hayler say he is keen to move on from his marriage to Ms Price, and last year he took a swipe at his ex-wife after revealing she didn’t reach out to congratulate him on the birth of his new baby boy. 

Mr Hayler welcomed son Apollo Phoenix with fiancée Michelle Penticost in the summer and spoke with OK! magazine about their new arrival.

He revealed he’d had no contact from his former partner following the birth, and when asked if Ms Price had sent a present, he scoffed: ‘What do you think?!’

He added: ‘I don’t expect it. She’s got her own life and I’ve got mine. The only thing we share is the children.

‘Maybe I’m too nice, but if she’s happy, I’m happy. I always say congratulations, even when she got engaged to Carl Woods. For me there’s no animosity there. I’m not disappointed, it’s just each to their own.’

The former couple finalised their divorce in March this year, and days later Ms Price became engaged to former Love Island star, Carl Woods.  

Over the course of their tumultuous marriage, she accused Mr Hayler of cheating with her best friend of 20 years, Jane Pountney, as well as sleeping with her close pal Chrissy Thomas.

In August 2017, she famously claimed Kieran had cheated on her for a third time with their nanny Nikki Brown, resulting in the breakdown of their union. 

After their split, Mr Hayler began dating Michelle Penticost and they announced they were expecting back in March.  

They announced their engagement in March 2020 but had to delay their wedding due to coronavirus restrictions.

Meanwhile, reports emerged earlier this month suggesting that Ms Price’s former nanny has given a witness statement to police following an assault that left the reality star in hospital.

A 32-year-old suspect was arrested after Ms Price, 43, was allegedly punched in the face at her home in Essex in August last year.

They were subsequently released under investigation after being bailed three times.

According to The Mirror, Ms Price’s former nanny has since spoken to police and given a statement.

Ms Price, a mother-of-five who was also previously married to singer Peter Andre, told police she had been the victim of a violent attack.

She was driven to a friend’s house afterwards and treated by paramedics. 

Essex Police said in a statement to The Mirror: ‘A man arrested following reports of an assault in Little Canfield, Essex, on August 23 has been released under investigation.’

Ms Price was taken to hospital and was pictured the day after the assault with bruises to her face and an injured lip. 

Hours before the alleged attack, Ms Price shared an image taken by her fiancé, Carl Woods, 32, showing the couple posing with her two youngest children, Bunny, seven and Jett, eight.

The news comes after the former glamour model took to Instagram to announce that she and Mr Woods had booked a date for their wedding.    

In an exchange of comments with her make-up artist, Fern Howe-Shepherd, she wrote: ‘Yes we have our date.’  

Katie Price was pictured a day after an alleged attack at her home in Essex with bruising on her face

Katie Price was pictured a day after an alleged attack at her home in Essex with bruising on her face

Last month, the celebrity narrowly avoided prison after flipping her uninsured BMW X5 into a hedge while   disqualified and under the influence of alcohol and cocaine on a country lane near her home in West Sussex on September 28. 

She escaped with a suspended prison sentence because she complied with a requirement to attend the £6,800-a-week rehab centre – despite going out shopping while staying at the facility.

The former Celebrity Big Brother contestant was told by a judge that she deserved to spend Christmas behind bars after committing her ninth motoring offence.

Last month, the celebrity narrowly avoided prison after flipping her uninsured BMW X5 into a hedge while   disqualified and under the influence of alcohol and cocaine on a country lane near her home in West Sussex on September 28. 

She escaped with a suspended prison sentence because she complied with a requirement to attend the £6,800-a-week rehab centre – despite going out shopping while staying at the facility.

The former Celebrity Big Brother contestant was told by a judge that she deserved to spend Christmas behind bars after committing her ninth motoring offence.

Following her court appearance, Katie released a statement saying she is ‘incredibly sorry’ and ‘sincerely grateful nobody was hurt’.  



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