Eti Price has saved her ex-husband from jail for sending an “angry and provocative” message in violation of a ban on contacting her new partner.
The 44-year-old former glamor model sent a message to Karen Heller on January 21 this year in which she called her new partner Michelle Pentecost “c *** ing hore” and “gutter slag”.
He pleaded guilty to violating a restraining order and was sentenced to 18 months of community order with 150 hours of community service for violating a suspended driving sentence.
He was also ordered to pay £ 1,500 in court costs.
Judge Stephen Mooney told Price: “In my judgment, the crime was committed out of anger.
The words you used were very offensive and provocative, so the violation cannot be taken lightly.
“In my judgment, the appropriate sentence is a medium-sized community order, balancing the growing and decreasing and growing factors.”
Price did not show any emotion after the announcement of the verdict, but as soon as he got out of the dock, he gave a small smile.
On June 3, 2019, Price was barred from contacting Ms. Pentecost directly or indirectly under a five-year restraining order imposed by the Horsham Magistrates’ Court.
He was also fined £ 415 for “abusing” her during a line at the school playground.
The court heard that her message to Heller could have been triggered by an Instagram post by Ms. Pentecost, which she denies was intended as a price.
Price’s message read: “Tell your whore, piece of shit, don’t let your girlfriend start with me.”
“She has a restraining order so she should not try to be hostile to me because she is violating and I am sure she does not want people to know that she has my back to you. There is a connection behind that. That gutter slag. “
The court heard that the crime was committed because of Price’s use of the words “tell you”, which was an indirect attempt to negotiate with Pentecost.
In a statement of impact read out to the court, Pentecost said the violation had a “devastating effect” on her mental health.
He said: “The effect of what Katie did is very disturbing. I feel threatened and scared.
“I feel frustrated and I don’t want to go out. The language used scared me. I thought it was an attack on me.
“Consequences I think she will attack me. I felt that the ban would make me feel safe but someone has made me feel very weak by violating it.”
The effect of what Katie did is very disturbing, I feel threatened and scared.
Price, dressed in green, appeared in court and was asked to “suck my dick” when asked about the possibility of a prison sentence.
Nicholas Hamblin, representing Price, said his client had admitted to the violation but was under a “misunderstanding” that the restraining order “works both ways”.
She said there was an element of “provocation” and that she was “reacting more because she felt she was being criticized.”
He added: “She has shown signs of remorse. She accepts the indirect violation.”
Mr Hamblin said Miss Price had sought help for her emotional problems at the Prory Clinic.
She said she was suffering from a “depressive disorder and anxiety” and added: “Miss Price is learning to deal with her emotional problems and not react to the way she reacts.” Want. “
She continued: “She has two different personalities, one public and one weak, in the eyes of the people, in the eyes of the people every day, no matter what she does.
“It’s probably a matter of standing up for someone.”
He added that there was “a lot of good to say” for Price and that the probation report was considered “low risk of re-offending”.
Mr Hamblin said the offense was a “minor violation” of the restraining order because it was an “indirect” message and would have been “more serious” if sent directly to the complainant’s phone.