THE former fiance of the late TV star Caroline Flack has been jailed for a campaign of harassment against journalist Dan Wootton.
Jailing him for four months, a judge said Andrew Brady’s claims that Mr Wootton was in some way responsible for Miss Flack’s death were “wholly irrational”.
Judge Jeremy Richardson QC said the journalist, who now works for GB News and is the former executive editor of The Sun, was actually a friend of the Love Island presenter, who died in 2020.
He told Brady his attacks on Mr Wootton, a MailOnline columnist, had “everything to do with your craving for celebrity status and your irritation that the press were not in the least interested in your somewhat uninteresting life”.
Brady, 51, of Cross Bedford Street, Sheffield, admitted harassment at a hearing earlier this week and was on Friday jailed for four months.
Judge Richardson noted that, given the time the defendant served on remand, he would be released in the “very near future”.
He imposed a 10-year restraining order banning Brady from contacting Mr Wootton, posting anything about him online, or going within 200 yards of his home or workplace.
Judge Richardson described some of the social media posts and messages about Mr Wootton as “utterly outrageous”.
He warned Brady he faces years in prison sentence if he breaches the order.
Brady first appeared on The Apprentice in 2017 then entered the Celebrity Big Brother house in January 2018.
In February that year it was revealed Andrew was dating Love Island presenter Caroline Flack.
The couple got engaged, but by December Caroline had finally called it off following cheating allegations.
Source: The Sun