Peter Andre lied over receiving death threats, says High Court judge

Peter Andre
False: Peter Andre’s claims were dismissed as “fabrication” by the judge

Peter Andre has been condemned as a liar by a High Court judge.

Mr Justice Flaux described the star’s evidence against reality TV tycoon, Neville Hendricks, as “particularly unreliable” and “extremely exaggerated”.

Mr Andre claimed he had been told that Mr Hendricks made “death threats” in a £7m contract wrangle with ITV2.

But the judge ruled that Mr Hendricks had never made any such threats against his ex-partner, Claire Powell, or anyone else.

And he told London’s High Court: “I completely disbelieve Mr Andre’s evidence about the alleged death threats.

“I have concluded that this evidence has been made up by Mr Andre.”

Mr Hendricks sued ITV2 after his company’s contract to produce reality TV shows featuring Mr Andre and Kerry Katona was cancelled in 2011.

Ian Vogler/Daily MirrorPeter Andre put his honeymoon on hold today after being dragged into a bitter High Court row dispute between his former TV producer Neville Hendricks (pictured) and ITV2
Rift: The star’s former producer Neville Hendricks

And today the judge upheld his breach of contract claim against the channel, opening the way for his company, Mr H TV Limited, to seek massive damages.

The company wants £6-7 million in compensation for lost profits on the cancelled shows.

Mr Hendricks signed the lucrative three-year deal with ITV2 in 2010 to produce several series of hit show, “Peter Andre – The Next Chapter”.

A similar deal was agreed for “Next Chapter” shows featuring Kerry Katona .

Self-made man Mr Hendrick’s “physical relationship” with his business partner, Claire Powell – who then managed both Mr Andre and Miss Katona – ended the same year.

And the bombshell dropped when ITV2’s solicitors sent Mr Hendricks a letter, cancelling the production agreement and accusing him of breach of contract.

By then relations between Mr Hendricks and Miss Powell were on the rocks, the court heard.

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