Katie Price says Harvey suffers even more cruel trolling after losing malicious communication court case

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Katie Price has revealed her son Harvey is suffering even more vile comments from trolls after she lost a court case about a cruel video mocking his disability.

The TV star and former glamour model recently lost a malicious communication case over a video shared online that mocked Harvey, 19, who has multiple disabilities including Prader-Willi syndrome.

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In an interview with Good Morning Britain on Monday, Price spoke about her frustration that trolls were not seeing the consequences of their actions by being held to account in court.

She said: "Unless anyone sees the consequence, and I thought me being high-profile and on the case for it, I could help, as soon as an example is shown you can have a consequence, (trolling) will calm down a lot.

Katie Price with her son Harvey leaves Portcullis House in London after giving evidence to the Commons Petitions Committee where she called for online abuse to be made a specific offence. (Photo by Nick Ansell/PA Images via Getty Images)
Katie Price and Harvey are campaigning against online abuse. (Nick Ansell/PA Images via Getty Images)

"But at the moment I just feel Harvey's being trolled more now that guy has been let off because people are saying ha ha, he didn't get done, we'll carry on."

Price, 43, said she felt the case would have been treated differently had the abuse been happening in real life rather than online.

Talking about how upsetting it was to see her son abused, she said: "Harvey is so innocent and such a gorgeous guy, he doesn't deserve it. 

"Yeah, they were mocking me too, but the thing is, I've got a voice, I can speak up – Harvey can't. 

<p>Katie Price appeared on Good Morning Britain to discuss the recent court case against an online troll, saying it was 'such a shame' they lost. Price wants online bullying to be treated the same as in-person abuse, and wants a judge to recognise her fight on behalf of son Harvey.</p>
<p>Credit: @GMB via Twitter / Good Morning Britain / ITV</p>
Katie Price appeared on Good Morning Britain to discuss the recent court case against an online troll. (@GMB via Twitter / Good Morning Britain / ITV)

"It's such a shame the man got off because he was going to get done for malicious communication and all we need is just one judge to make it clear you can have a consequence if you do it. In my eyes even if you retweet it you're still part of it."

She continued: "I was upset, I made it clear to everyone in court you all must have kids and I'm a mother – it's really upsetting, it makes me angry and all I'm trying to do is protect Harvey and be his voice and also help everyone else. It's a no-brainer.

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"It doesn't just happen to Harvey, it happens to footballers with racism, it happens to MPs, it happens to everyone out there."

The mum-of-five is championing two campaigns, Harvey's Law and Track a Troll, to stand up against trolling and online abuse after her son was targeted.

Earlier in the show, Harvey joined her and talked about how much he enjoyed being on TV with his mum.

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