Katie Price has given Channel 4 until 5pm today to apologise for a filthy comment made by Frankie Boyle about the reality star’s disabled son or she will complain to OFCOM.
On Tuesday night’s episode of Frankie Boyle’s Tramadol Nights, the Scottish comedian made an outrageous sexual assault-related joke about Price’s eight-year-old son Harvey.
The 38-year-old said: “I have a theory about the reason Jordan married a cage fighter – she needed a man strong enough to stop Harvey from f**king her.”
Boyle’s shocking joke followed another controversial line about autistic Harvey, who suffers from various medical problems.
He said: “Jordan and Peter Andre are still fighting each other over custody of Harvey – eventually one of them will lose and have to keep him.”
Now Price’s lawyers have given the broadcaster until 5pm to apologise or she will make a formal complaint to OFCOM, the broadcasting watchdog.
Katie and Harvey’s lawyer Mark Bateman of Archerfield Partners said: “It is true we have given Channel 4 until 5pm to make a voluntary apology and are instructed to write to OFCOM if that does not happen.
“Channel 4 have got this horribly wrong if they think their actions are defensible because Boyle is high profile or because he has made this so called joke before.
“To ridicule disability in general is bad enough but to single out a young child as courageous and vulnerable as Harvey is cowardly.
“This attack is not an attack on a high profile individual it is an attack on a disabled child. With free speech comes responsibility and Channel 4 have shown themselves to be plainly irresponsible.
“Channel 4 seem to think issues of disability are less deserving than issues of racism or sex but this is simply discrimination.
“The BBC sacked a senior producer and forced the resignations of Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross over sexual comments made on a radio show.
“This is far more serious, and simply cannot be brushed under the carpet by Channel Four.”