Katie Price reveals shocking details of her 2018 carjacking and rape ahead of her documentary 'Trauma And Me'
Katie Price said, 'I hit severe depression a couple of years ago, depression on top of PTSD, I was suicidal, didn’t want to be here'
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Katie Price has revealed shocking details of her rape in a horrifying 2018 carjacking in South Africa as she spoke ahead of her agonizing documentary 'Trauma And Me'. The brutal rape tormented Katie Price to the point of suicide.
Katie, 44, recalls the terrifying carjacking in South Africa saying, "There was six guys that jumped us, held me at gunpoint and raped me," during the filming for her Quest Red reality show, 'My Crazy Life' in an interview with MailOnline. The traumatic event led her to reach her breaking point, suffering a mental breakdown and a failed suicide attempt where she ‘knocked herself out and had black eyes’ after which she sought treatment for PTSD.
Ahead of the Channel 4 program, which was filmed during the aftermath of the 2021 car accident, Katie spoke of her triggers and suffering in the lead-up to the crash. She said, "I hit severe depression a couple of years ago, depression on top of PTSD, I was suicidal, didn’t want to be here. I tried to kill myself. I knocked myself out and had black eyes. I had bruises around my neck. I woke up. I didn’t want to be here." she added. "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," she said of the rape incident. 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. The vehicles were ransacked of laptops, iPads, passports, cash, and jewelry but the robbers left behind a fortune in camera gear which the crew had stored on board. The police never caught the offenders. However, when she got home, Katie said the life-changing event left her needing therapy for trauma.
Reflecting on her stint in the rehabilitation center, 'The Priory' in her new documentary, she added that through therapy she has learned to deal with her past and recognize what triggers her. Katie detailed, "I have had my eyes opened about a lot. When you go to 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." 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 may seem, if it’s big to someone then it’s big to them. It’s just different. Anything can happen." The media personality, 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." In her latest documentary, Katie discusses what caused her mental health to deteriorate and the step's that she is taking in her recovery. 'Katie Price: Trauma And Me' will release tomorrow September 8 at 9 PM on Channel 4.
This article contains information about suicide that could be triggering to some readers. Discretion is advised. If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). For confidential support call Rape Crisis England & Wales on 0808 802 9999 or visit rapecrisis.org.uk/get-help for more details.