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Alex Reid waits for judge’s decision on damages after suing Katie Price

Mr Reid has told Mr Justice Warby how Ms Price said things which had led to him being ‘denigrated in the street’.

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Katie Price (Chris Radburn/PA)

Katie Price (Chris Radburn/PA)

Katie Price (Chris Radburn/PA)

Former model Katie Price is waiting to hear how big a damages sum a High Court judge will award ex-husband Alex Reid after he claimed that she had mis-used private information about his sex life.

Mr Justice Warby analysed evidence relating to the size of a damages award at a High Court hearing in London on Monday and said he would deliver a ruling in the near future.

Another judge had ruled in November that Mr Reid, a cage fighter, was entitled to damages.

Mr Reid had sued Ms Price alleging breach of confidence, misuse of private information and breach of contract.

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He said Ms Price had made a series of disclosures about his sex life.

Mr Reid was at Monday’s hearing. Ms Price was not in court.

He told Mr Justice Warby that Ms Price had said things which had led to him being “denigrated in the street”.

Mr Justice Warby said Ms Price was bankrupt.

Barrister Philip Williams, who represented Mr Reid, indicated that his client would be in a “line of creditors”.

Mr Justice Warby said Price had “not engaged” in the proceedings for some time.

Price married Reid at a ceremony in Las Vegas in 2010.

They divorced the following year.

Mr Williams told Mr Justice Warby how Reid thought Price had acted maliciously to “further her own profile” and “for her own financial gain”.

He said she had made disclosures over a number of years and tried to make Reid’s life as “painful as possible”.

Reid told Mr Justice Warby that Price, who was once known as Jordan, had made information public at a 50th birthday party for record executive Simon Cowell a decade ago.

He said she had repeated what she said on other occasions.

Some of what she had said related to “cross dressing antics”, the judge heard.

“She was talking about be being a cross-dresser and said she had named her horse ‘Jordan’s Cross Dresser’,” Reid told Mr Justice Warby.

“It is absolutely horrendous.”

Reid claimed that Price had shown footage of him to an audience on the television programme Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit On The Side.

He added: “I am denigrated in the street.”

Outside court, Reid said he had not taken legal action against Price “for revenge”.

“I have always been the kind of guy to keep my head down and keep moving forward,” he said.

“To protect my future, I had to stand up to her.”

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