Danielle Lloyd is worried about her friend Katie Price following her alleged assault.
Model Danielle, who is pregnant with her fifth child, says that if it’s true her friend was punched in an early-morning attack that she may need therapy to deal with the trauma.
A man in his 30s has been arrested and released on bail.
A statement from Essex Police said: “A man arrested on suspicion of assault, theft and coercive and controlling behaviour has been released on bail until September 20.”
And while things are ongoing, Katie’s pals are worried about her.
Danielle, 37, told Closer magazine: “It was totally heartbreaking to hear about Katie’s ordeal. I texted her as soon as I heard, but I don’t think she has her phone.
“It really struck me, because I love Katie, if it’s true that she was assaulted I expect she’ll be totally traumatised and would need therapy.”
An insider also told the mag that Katie was feeling “emotionally vulnerable” and that her loved ones were worried about her following the alleged incident.
The source said: “Katie has been through the mill over the last few years, and she is just drained from it all, she has suffered from PTSD recently and there’s the fear that she could be triggered again.”
Katie recently vowed in a podcast – recorded before the alleged assault – that she’d never let anyone “destroy” her again.
Speaking to Simon Thomas on his Life, Interrupted podcast, Katie said she finally felt like she had control of her life again after being painted as the “villain” in her divorce from first husband Peter Andre.
She said: “Do you know what, it’s the first time in 10 years I’m in control of my life and love me or hate me, if it wasn’t for my situation I wouldn’t have been able to start creating this Harvey’s Law, and I’m all for helping people and using my position to be able to help others, especially like Harvey with the disability and to raise more awareness and do what I can now.
“I’m lucky enough to have turned my life around, I am here, I’m switched on and I feel brand new, and no one will ever, ever destroy me again.
“You know I’ve made mistakes in the past, of course I have, but then people don’t realise I was suffering at the same time. There’s always reasons why people do things and you rebel.
“I can only apologise that sometimes I acted the way I did because I was hurting and I didn’t know how else to let it out.”
She later added: “I’m happy and I’m in a good place and no one is ever going to come near to destroy that again.”