Katie Price gives evidence in trial of dad accused of rape after boozy night out

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The newly divorced former glamour girl described Paul Price, 53, as a “loving” and “fun” model father to her.

In a statement she said: “My dad has always been so loving and such a fun person to be around.

“Although he is not my biological dad he took me and my brother on at a young age and I know that he is there for me for everything.

The pair were with six pals – including the victim”s husband – after going for drinks before having a meal in the Chinese Imperial Restaurant.

Afterwards the group hailed a taxi but after just a few hundred metres the woman began to feel unwell.

She stopped the taxi and got out and Price got out to look after her and the pair were left alone on the beach.

The woman told the court that Price twisted her arm behind her back and led her to a darkened area where he raped her.

Price said the woman had consented to sex but he was unable “to get an erection” so they ditched their efforts.

He said they were still laughing, joking and holding hands and managed to hail a Hackney cab further down the road.

The second alleged attack happened when Price asked the woman that if they wanted to attempt to have sex again, they would have to stop the taxi before returning to the hotel where their friends and partners were.

When they got out of the taxi Price said: “If you want to continue this is our last chance here.”

He said the pair got out of the taxi and walked over to some bushes where they began kissing again.

The woman claims he grabbed her by the neck and led her into a wooded area where he raped her again.

She earlier denied being an attention seeker who aimed to sell her story to the newspapers.

She claimed Price’s wife Amy told her he was a “,” something he denied under cross-examination.

But Price told police: “If she did not want it she just had to say ‘no’.”

Dressed in a smart dark suit, white shirt and blue tie, Price denies both charges of rape.

His wife – Katie Price”s mum – watched on from the public gallery.

Katie Price took her stepfather”s name after he married Amy in 1988.