‘I never would do anything to hurt her’: Katie Price’s fiancé Carl Woods denies hitting her as he breaks silence for first time since she was assaulted in house where she was staying as he says ‘the truth will be told’
Katie Price’s fiance Carl Woods has denied hitting her in a passionate Instagram post today – two weeks after she was allegedly assaulted by a man at the house she was staying at in Essex.
Posting on Instagram, Woods said: ‘I have remained quiet until now due to the investigation being carried out by the police however I have found it so difficult to keep quiet on social media due to speculation and shocking abuse that I have received.
‘Anybody who thinks I hit Katie you’re completely delusional and have no idea of the reality of the situation.
‘I have never and never would do anything to hurt Katie. The truth will be told.’
Police were called to the house Katie was staying at in Essex at around 1.30am on August 23, where a man was arrested on suspicion of assault, theft and coercive and controlling behaviour. He has since been released on bail.
Following the attack, photos showed Katie with a bruise on her cheek and an injured lip.
Katie Price began dating former Love Island star Carl Woods, 32, in June 2020 (pictured in 2021 left). Pictured right is Carl’s statement on Instagram today
Police were called to the house Katie (pictured with a bruise after the assault) was staying at in Essex at around 1.30am on August 23, where a man was arrested on suspicion of assault, theft and coercive and controlling behaviour
Katie began dating former Love Island star Carl Woods, 32, in June 2020 and announced their engagement in April, just six weeks after her divorce from her third husband Kieran Hayler, 34, was finalised.
Despite the support of her loved ones, the glamour model still ‘doesn’t feel safe’, and has been beefing up the security at her home – where she is not currently staying – in the wake of her attack.
Last Tuesday, the day after the assault, Katie was pictured with bruises to her face and told The Sun: ‘I’m still all dazed. I’m devastated. I ran away after being punched — I ran to Harvey’s house nearby and have now done damage to my feet, which I previously injured.’
Katie said she was attacked as she watched TV – forcing her to flee in terror to her eldest son’s nearby home.
She said the alleged assault was ‘unprovoked’, adding: ‘I was just sitting there watching telly when the assault happened.’
Neighbours said they heard ‘loads of shouting and screaming’ on the night the model was rushed to hospital.
One neighbour told MailOnline: ‘There was something kicking off because I heard loads of shouting and screaming. It was definitely going off.
‘It was anti social and sounded like a load of p***heads coming back from the pub. There was a real kerfuffle.
‘Then I saw a car parked across the road for ages. Around half an hour after that I heard loads of talking.
‘I came downstairs to see what was going, but I don’t know what time it was because I didn’t have my phone with me. I didn’t see or hear any cops. I didn’t see any blue lights.’
Another said: ‘We heard an argument at about 11pm. I didn’t hear anything at 1.30am when the police were supposed to have been called because I was asleep.
‘I know that Katie Price had been living next door. I don’t think I had heard any big arguments before last night.’
The former glamour model is mum to son Harvey, 18, with her footballer ex Dwight Yorke, and co-parents her children Junior, 15, Princess, 13, with ex-husband Peter Andre.
The star shares Jett and Bunny with ex-husband Kieran.