KATIE Price’s privacy case against a former friend and confidante can proceed, the High Court in England has ruled.
The TV personality has brought an action against former manager Claire Powell, CAN Associates Ltd, ex-husband Peter Andre and Jamelah Asmar, who met Price when they were both young models.
Ms Asmar became estranged from Price following her divorce from Andre, but has remained on friendly terms with the singer, who is the father of Price’s two younger children.
She asked Mr Justice Tugendhat to strike out the claim against her as an abuse of process on the basis that Price had herself published so much material and information about her own private life that any expectation of privacy she had was overridden.
But yesterday, the judge dismissed her application to halt the proceedings, which he described as a “lamentable renewal” of the civil litigation between Price and Andre.
Price’s complaint concerned disclosures in an affidavit, allegedly sworn by Ms Asmar in September 2009, about Price’s relationship with a man, Mr A, and Price’s revelation of the identity of another man, Mr B, who allegedly raped her some years ago.
In her action, Price claimed that, in October 2009, Ms Powell, with Ms Asmar’s knowledge and approval, offered the information in the affidavit to the News of the World.
Ms Asmar admitted meeting a journalist with a view to a possible article about Price and talking about her and Mr A, but said she had no recollection of discussing Mr B.