Former cage fighter Alex Reid was sentenced to eight weeks in prison for disobeying the court after lying in a testimony about a claim for damages in a car accident.
The High Court heard that the 45-year-old, who was once married to Katie Price, sought approximately £ 20,000 in compensation in a district court after an Audi he drove was involved in a collision with another driver in January 2018 .
As part of that claim, he said on an affidavit that he did not know any motorcyclist named Darren Summers who was alleged to have witnessed the accident.
However, the other motor insurers, Axa Insurance UK, spotted an article on a local news website about an appearance Reid had made at a mixed martial arts (MMA) master class in Ipswich in September 2017.
The article states that Mr. Summers, a former European and World Kickboxing champion, organized the event for charity.
Reid admitted the court’s contempt when Axa opened a lawsuit against him in January this year.
Ms. Justice Eady sentenced him to eight weeks in prison and said she had considered the mitigation proposed on his behalf, including the fact that his fiancée is six months pregnant and that he was recently diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome.
However, the judge said that only a term of imprisonment would reflect the seriousness of his dishonesty.
She said he would serve half of his sentence and the other half under license after his release.