Channel 4 has refused to apologise over Frankie Boyle's slur on Harvey
Katie Price is threatening Channel 4 with legal action, after comedian Frankie Boyle made a ‘despicable’ joke about her disabled son Harvey.
Boyle made the joke during show Tramadol Nights, which was broadcast on Tuesday night. As one million viewers watched, he quipped: ‘Jordan and Peter Andre are still fighting each other over custody of Harvey – eventually one of them will lose and have to keep him.’
‘I have a theory about the reason Jordan married a cage fighter – she needed a man strong enough to stop Harvey from f****** her…’ he concluded.
Taking to her website, Price made her feelings known via a statement, which read: ‘To bully this unbelievably brave child is despicable; to broadcast it on television is to show a complete and utter lack of judgment.’
‘Harvey Price is a little miracle’ she added. ‘Every day he overcomes so many difficulties with the help of family and medical experts and has so many tiny battles to win due to his medical problems. I have asked my lawyers to write to Channel 4 on Harvey’s behalf.’
So far, Channel 4 has refused to apologise. A spokeswoman said: ‘Frankie Boyle is one of the highest profile comedians in the UK. He’s well known for his controversial humour and the programme carried appropriate warnings as to the nature of the material.’
Price’s representatives confirmed today: ‘Following our earlier statement, we are deeply saddened that, despite requests, publicly-owned Channel 4 has not met the 5pm deadline for an apology over the deeply offensive and hurtful sexual comments it broadcast about Katie Price’s disabled son Harvey.
‘Accordingly, On Katie Price’s instructions, we can confirm that we have had no option but to formally complain to OFCOM on Harvey Price’s behalf about the comments.’
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