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Katie Price has told of her disappointment after a man was cleared today over an offensive video mocking her eldest son Harvey.
Phillip Lewer, 52, was found not guilty of sending by public communication network an offensive, indecent, obscene or menacing message, after claiming it was sent as a 'joke'.
In November last year, a video circulated on WhatsApp depicting a couple impersonating her and Harvey's infamous Loose Women interview from 2016, in which Harvey went viral for dropping the C-word.
But Mr Lewer was cleared of one count of sending an offensive message after magistrates ruled he'd shared the footage as a joke rather than to cause offence.
Katie Price and her eldest son Harvey
He was not the man depicted in blackface in the clip, who is yet to be identified.
Speaking outside Hastings magistrates court to the Mirror, Katie said she was disappointed in the court and said there was no justice for Harvey, who has complex disabilities including partial blindness, Prader-Willi syndrome and autism.
The former glamour model slammed Mr Lewer for "laughing and grinning" on his way out of court after the not guilty verdict was handed down.
"The fact he was even laughing then," she told the Mirror outside court.
"He should be named and shamed. I feel disappointed in the court. You can literally mock a disabled child and get away with it.
Katie was disgusted by the video showing two people dressed up as her and Harvey to mock him
"That's what happened today. All the Black Lives Matter [movement] – I've been in court for a case and he got off. There is no justice for Harvey."
Mother-of-five Katie has been spearheading a campaign against online trolling which she is calling Harvey’s Law with the aim of criminalising social media abuse.
Giving evidence against Mr Lewer today, the former glamour model slammed “absolutely disgusting” people in the video for blacking up and mocking her son’s disabilities.
She told the court: “That is the most vile video. Lots of people make memes. It was absolutely disgusting. Painting the colour of his skin, mimicking the way he spoke and how he is blind doing the eye movement.
“It is racist, mocking disabilities, more shockingly he can’t defend himself.
"If I showed it to Harvey, he would say: 'Oooo yeah.'
Katie vowed to fight for her son to live his life free from trolling
(Image: Channel 4)
"I need to protect my son. It is upsetting. My eldest children’s friends were showing it to them at school. They had to defend him. People don’t realise what goes on behind the scenes.
"Anyone who has a child, wouldn’t accept it. It’s wrong. I am my son’s voice. He needs justice. I love my son.
"It's the most disgusting video I have seen. That’s why I have reacted this way.
"It is racist, slamming his disability, he’s an innocent man.
"Sorry it’s been like this but anyone would if it was their child."
In the video, one member of the couple sparked outrage by wearing blackface and mocking Harvey.
Katie said the video is racist
(Image: Channel 4)
A woman in fake tan said: "If someone says something horrible to Harvey, what do we say?"
The man who was wearing blackface replied: "Hello, you c***."
At the time, Katie slammed the video as "disgusting" and "racist".
Fans flooded her social media with their unwavering support over the video.
Katie said of the video: "I've been sent this disgusting racist mockery p*** taking video about me and Harvey mocking his disabilities, clearly planned hence the face painting!
Harvey, 19, has been subjected to vile trolling
(Image: Katie Price/Instagram)
"Does anybody know these disgusting humans as I will be reporting this to the police #harveyslaw words cannot describe how upset I am this is so cruel.
"These people need reporting."
The mum-of-five has worked hard to get Harvey's Law passed to make online abuse illegal after her son faced severe trolling.
In March, she wrote in The Independent: "I’ve seen Harvey mocked and belittled since he was a small boy, because of his disabilities, and because of his race. Now that he’s 18, he understands that the treatment he receives from strangers is cruel and unfair. He’s said it himself: “People are horrible to me.” As a mother, that breaks my heart.
"We have no other option: to make the law work, we need to remove people’s anonymity online to ensure that users cannot cause harm by using online platforms to abuse others.
"As a family, we have experienced the worst kind of abuse imaginable towards my sweet and disabled son – and it’s my mission to make sure that no one can hide behind their crime, or an anonymous social media profile. Where an offence has taken place, they ought to be easily identified, reported to the police and punished."