Paul Price has spoken of his relief at being cleared of what he called ‘despicable allegations’ of rape.
A jury unanimously found Price, 53, of North Drive, Angmering, not guilty of two counts of rape on Thursday, December 1, following a trial at Chichester Crown Court.
In a statement read out by his solicitor outside court, Paul Price said: “I would like to thank the jury for seeing the truth in this case.
“I am innocent of these despicable allegations and I am concerned that my name has been published whilst the complainant enjoys anonymity.
“I would like to thank my family for standing by me and all my close friends who have been unbelievable in their support of me.”
Price, who is model Katie Price’s stepfather, then appeared briefly to thank his legal team, and when asked how he felt he said ‘relieved’.
Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.
Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.
1) Make our website your homepage
2) Like our Facebook page
3) Follow us on Twitter
4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.
And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!
Always the first with your local news.
Be part of it.