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Katie Price Ordered to Pay Substantial Damages to Peter Andre's Manager

March 20, 2010 (4:49 am) GMT
Following her allegation that her ex-husband Peter Andre was having a fling with his manager, Katie Price has to pay substantial damages to the agent for her 'damaging and distressing' accusation.

Reality TV star has been ordered to pay "substantial" damages after falsely claiming her ex-husband, Aussie singer , was romancing his manager. Price targeted the "Mysterious Girl" hitmaker in an interview with U.K. chat show host Graham Norton in 2009, insisting Andre was dating his manager/agent Claire Powell.

The allegation was not broadcast but was later reported in the British tabloids. Powell's solicitor Mike Brookes said the accusation was "very damaging and distressing" as well as being "completely untrue", and on Friday, March 19, a judge at London's High Court ordered Price, who was not present, to pay undisclosed damages for the remark.

Powell says, "I didn't really want to be in court but if something bad is said, which is going to trash your reputation, you have to clear your name." Price, whose divorce from Andre was finalized in September 2009, has since apologized for the comment.

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