Alex Reid said he believes that he caused himself bad karma by wishing ill of his ex-wife Katie Price
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Alex Reid has revealed he believes his recent stint in prison was 'karma' for the bad energy he has projected on his ex-wife Katie Price.
The former cage-fighter and Big Brother winner served four of his eight week since for contempt of court after he was found to have lied in a witness statement over compensation in a car crash.
Alex, 45, will now spend the remaining four weeks on licence while supporting his heavily pregnant fiancee Nikki Manashe.
Opening up to fans about his spell inside, Alex said he was teased about his romance with glamour model Katie but claimed he had brought about a 'negative drain' on his life by wishing ill of her.
"It's the law of attraction. I've always thought I'm going to end up in prison. There's so much injustice in my life," he said in a YouTube video as he opened up about the experience.
Alex Reid has opened up to fans about his four week sentence at Pentonville prison
Alex and Katie tied the knot in Las Vegas in February 2010 but the marriage was over just 11 months later.
In 2018 Alex was granted a High Court injunction against Katie to prevent her from sharing 'private and confidential information' about him.
Referring to the case in his video, Alex said: "I wanted justice which is why I got a high court injunction, I didn't really feel protected because it's done nothing but cost me.
"I wish I'd let her go – to even mention her name, I don't want to ever talk about her – but I'm here I'm talking about it. It's a negative drain."
Sharing his belief he was experiencing 'bad karma', Alex went on: "I've wanted her to have what's happening to me. It's more and more about law of attraction. I got exactly what I wanted but the other way round.
"If you want something bad on somebody else you attract it to yourself. I didn't want revenge, I wanted justice. I got justice. I did some wrong and I've certainty been punished for it," he added.
Alex and Katie ended their marriage after just 11 months
Alex said during his month in prison inmates teased him about his former romance with Price.
"Everyone could see I wasn't someone to be messed with. And that's a tricky thing to do in prison. You don't want to be too strong, too alpha male, create attention," he explained.
The star also said that 'post code wars' were a big deal in prison.
"It's a massive thing. It's a smaller version of what is going on in Israel or around the world. Any war.
Alex Reid's claims of witnessing a prison stabbing denied as 'completely untrue'
"These young lads, they are territorial and killing each other. Literally. Literally."
The allegations made by the former fighter included claims that he witnessed a stabbing while he was taking a shower.
A Prison Service spokesperson told The Mirror: “These claims are untrue.”
Alex and his wife Nikki are expecting a baby this year
In April Alex was found guilty of contempt of court over "knowingly giving a false statement" in relation to a car insurance claim and was given an eight-week sentence.
Justice Eady said at the time that Alex had made "a deliberate falsehood in which the defendant stood to make significant financial gain".
As part of Alex's claim, he said in a sworn statement that he did not know a motorbike rider called Darren Summers, who it was claimed had witnessed the crash.
However, the other motorist’s insurers, Axa Insurance UK, discovered an article on a local news website about an appearance Reid had made at a mixed martial arts (MMA) masterclass in Ipswich in September 2017.
The article stated that Mr Summers, a former European and world kickboxing champion, had organised the event for charity.