Katie Price blasts ‘coward’ troll who shared blackface video mocking son Harvey
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Katie Price has blasted a "coward" troll who shared a video mocking her eldest son Harvey after he was cleared by a judge.
The 43 year old hit out at Philip Lewer, 52, who shared a video on Twitter in November of a man and woman pretending to be Katie and her son.
In the video a man, who was not the defendant, wears blackface as he and the woman re-enact the 19 year old's 2016 interview on Loose Women where he famously said: "Hello you c***."
Philip Lewer was cleared by a judge on Thursday of sending by public communication network an offensive message as it was a "joke" and didn't intend to cause offence.
Former glamour model Katie vowed to continue "fighting for justice" for Harvey as she left Hasting Magistrates' Court.
She said: "This is why I'm doing Harvey's Law – he's got away with it and he's probably going to go back and laugh.
"He's a coward. We can all have freedom of speech, but you know when something's wrong and he knew that video was wrong."
Katie added that the verdict might "encourage other people" and said she felt "disappointed" after being told there "wasn't enough evidence" to prosecute others involved.
She continued: "They should've followed it through to put an example out there that you will be prosecuted, there is a consequence – when really, it's just proved you can mock a disabled child online and get away with it.
"It sickens me to know that they're probably laughing at us saying 'ha-ha, he's got off it, we've got off it'."
Katie faced Philip in the witness box during the hearing, where she called the video the "most vile clip" she has ever seen.
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She said she was determined to "do something about it," adding: "This one I found absolutely disgusting, because they managed to paint the colour of their skin, clearly being racist.
"They mimicked how he speaks and they are doing the eye movement. They are mocking me and him together. He can't defend himself."
Asked why he posted the video by Prosecutor Elizabeth Green, Philip said: "It was the half-a***d way they went about it – she has a push-up bra and is caked in fake tan and he is blacked-up."
He added that the man in the video was "playing a character badly" and that the Loose Women clip it was based on will "go down in history."
Continuing to defend himself, he noted that people have used blackface "right through to Little Britain" but admitted the case had "been a very chastening experience."
He went on to say he wanted to apologise but "didn't find it offensive," and said: "I didn't think people would be offended."
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