Katie Price reveals she was raped at gunpoint during horrifying carjacking in South Africa in 2018 – ahead of her harrowing new documentary Trauma And Me

  • Katie Price has recalled the traumatic events that led her to reach breaking point and seek treatment for PTSD
  • In an interview with MailOnline about the carjacking in South Africa in 2018, she said: ‘There was six guys that jumped us, held me at gun point and raped me’
  • Ahead of her new Channel 4’s documentary, which was filmed during the aftermath of last year’s car accident, she spoke of her past triggers and suffering
  • For confidential support call Rape Crisis England & Wales on 0808 802 9999 or visit rapecrisis.org.uk/get-help for more details

Katie Price revealed she was raped during a horrifying carjacking in South Africa in 2018 as she spoke ahead of her harrowing documentary Trauma And Me. 

Speaking in an interview with MailOnline, the media personality, 44, recalled the terrifying ordeal which saw her held at gunpoint during filming for her Quest Red reality show, My Crazy Life with ITV. 

She detailed the traumatic events that led her to reach breaking point and seek treatment for PTSD, in a candid discussion about mental illness.  

Awful: Katie Price revealed she was raped during a horrifying carjacking in South Africa in 2018 as she spoke ahead of her harrowing documentary Trauma And Me

Ahead of the Channel 4 programme, which was filmed during the aftermath of last year’s car accident, Katie spoke of her triggers and suffering in the lead up to the crash.

She said: ‘The experience when I was filming with ITV in South Africa, we had no security, if we had security they would have been able to deal with the six guys that jumped us, held me at gunpoint and raped me.’

Katie was thrown out of the vehicle by the attackers, during her journey from Johannesburg to Swaziland in two people carriers with the production crew.  

Aftermath: Speaking in an interview with MailOnline, the media personality, 44, recalled the terrifying ordeal which saw her held at gunpoint during filming for her Quest Red reality show, My Crazy Life with ITV

Moving forward: She detailed the traumatic events that led her to reach breaking point and seek treatment for PTSD, in a candid discussion about mental illness

Onscreen: The vehicles were ransacked of laptops, iPads, passports, cash and jewellery – but the robbers left behind a fortune in camera gear which the crew had stored on board – with the incident documented on the show (pictured)

The vehicles were ransacked of laptops, iPads, passports, cash and jewellery – but the robbers left behind a fortune in camera gear which the crew had stored on board. 

Katie first discussed her harrowing experience during an episode of Channel 4’s SAS: Celebrity Who Dares Wins in 2020, where she said: ‘Police said it was a miracle they didn’t kill us.’

Her stays at The Priory rehab clinic have been to treat her post traumatic stress disorder as she also added that through therapy she has learnt to deal with her past and recognise what triggers her. 

Katie detailed: ‘I have had my eyes opened about a lot. When you go in The Priory, people assume that it must be for drinks or drugs. I have never ever been in The Priory for drink, drugs or addiction. I have been in the priory for trauma rehabilitation for PTSD.’

Accident: Speaking about the dark place she experienced with her mental health at the time of last year’s horrific drink-drive crash, Katie explained: ‘I let myself down’ 

She continued: ‘Because of what people believe, it affects me. There is a stigma that if you go in The Priory, you are a wrong ‘un [one], but that’s not true. I think people who go in there are brave because they are facing their demons and whatever their problems are to make themselves a better person.

‘Mental health it doesn’t matter how big or how small that my seem, if it’s big to someone then it’s big to them. It’s just different. Anything can happen.’ 

Speaking about the dark place she experienced with her mental health at the time of last year’s horrific drink-drive crash, Katie explained: ‘I live in the countryside, I had no outlet, I needed to talk to someone and that night I let myself down.’

She added: ‘I think people who go in there are brave because they are facing their demons and whatever their problems are to make themselves a better person’ 

‘I am not justifying anything, there was a reason why I got in the car and why my head was like that.

‘Unfortunately, I did get into that place. I would never get into that place again. It happened and it’s real but I have learnt.’

The former glamour model, who still goes to therapy, said: ‘I might be 44 now and have therapy each week, but I wish I would have done this years ago. It would have stopped a lot of things that I might have said or reacted to.

‘I have to accept [certain situations] and not bite back to anything anymore.

‘It’s hard for me to say because I don’t want to sound bitter and I am not bitter. I speak to my therapist now about my situations.’

Learning: The former glamour model, who still goes to therapy, said: ‘I might be 44 now and have therapy each week, but I wish I would have done this years ago’ 

As she deals with her PTSD and past trauma, Katie continued: ‘I feel like I have to protect myself. I don’t put anything on Instagram anymore. I don’t need to justify myself anymore. I don’t owe anything to anyone.

‘I don’t go on Instagram anymore and say, “Well this is wrong,” it crosses my mind and then I countdown, and by the time I am at zero, I am just like “Oh forget it.”

‘I feel better and I feel stronger for that. I don’t need to rectify or prove anything to anyone. I know the truth. I have grown up!’

In her latest documentary, Katie discusses what caused her mental health to deteriorate and the step’s that she is taking in her recovery. 

‘There’s a lot in the programme but there is a hell of a lot I haven’t put in there, it’s only 45 minutes but there is enough to know that I have been suffering,’ she said.

MailOnline has contacted representatives for ITV and Quest Red.  

Katie Price: Trauma And Me airs on September 8th at 9PM on Channel 4.  

Future: In her latest documentary, Katie discusses what caused her mental health to deteriorate and the step’s that she is taking in her recovery

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