Katie Price accuses TV bosses of failing to protect her and her kids when she was assaulted during terrifying carjacking


KATIE Price has accused TV bosses of failing to protect her when she was assaulted during a terrifying carjacking.

Katie and her eldest children, Junior and Princess, were held at gun-point in South Africa in 2018 while filming a reality show.

Katie Price pictured with her son Junior and daughter Princess in 2018 - the same year they were held at gun-point in South Africa

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Katie Price pictured with her son Junior and daughter Princess in 2018 – the same year they were held at gun-point in South AfricaCredit: Rex Features
Katie, 44, with daughter Princess, now 14

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Katie, 44, with daughter Princess, now 14Credit: Instagram

The TV star today commented on The Sun’s interview with Caroline Flack’s heartbroken mum Christine, who said she wished her vulnerable daughter had been looked after better by TV bosses before her tragic suicide.

Katie, 44, shared the story on Instagram and penned over the top: “Yes totally agree TV channels have a lot to answer for with making you film things when they know about your mental health and don’t help …

“And when you’re told to keep quiet when you’re hijacked and taped at gunpoint in front of your children because they didn’t have security and I still suffer from that trauma today.”

Katie spent time in a ­Priory rehab clinic, where she was diagnosed with PTSD after the attack.

She was filming a reality show when she and the film crew were ambushed driving towards Swaziland from Johannesburg.

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She told The Sun in 2018: “The reason I went there was because I got held at gunpoint and sexually assaulted.

“Six men attacked us after we stopped because my son Junior needed a wee.

“We should never have been allowed to make that journey without security.

“It was like something from a horror film. This big man in an adidas hoody was shouting in my face, swearing and demanding I give him everything. And he was touching me down below.

“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. Police said it was a miracle they didn’t kill us.”

Christine Flack, who lost her daughter in 2020, has called on TV bosses to do more to look after high profile stars.

She said: “The duty of care with presenters needs to be better.

“If you work in an office you’re safe-guarded, but on TV you’re not — you’re exposed.”

She said she keeps Caroline’s memory alive by talking about her at home and lighting a tea light at bedtime.

“Now, two years on, I still dream about her all the time. Things happen and I think, ‘that’s Carrie’,” she said.

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“I always keep a little battery tea light turned on for Carrie next to me, whatever I’m doing, and they usually last four days and then I replace it.

“But when I was away for three weeks, I only took one with me to have next to my bed, and it lasted the whole time. Why? There are loads of little things.”

Christine Flack says TV bosses should do more to look after their stars

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Christine Flack says TV bosses should do more to look after their starsCredit: Twitter/Caroline Flack

YOU’RE NOT ALONE

EVERY 90 minutes in the UK a life is lost to suicide.

It doesn’t discriminate, touching the lives of people in every corner of society – from the homeless and unemployed to builders and doctors, reality stars and footballers.

It’s the biggest killer of people under the age of 35, more deadly than cancer and car crashes.

Yet it’s rarely spoken of, a taboo that threatens to continue its deadly rampage unless we all stop and take notice, now.

That is why The Sun launched the You’re Not Alone campaign.

The aim is that by sharing practical advice, raising awareness and breaking down the barriers people face when talking about their mental health, we can all do our bit to help save lives.

Let’s all vow to ask for help when we need it, and listen out for others… You’re Not Alone.

If you, or anyone you know, needs help dealing with mental health problems, the following organisations provide support:





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