The man is said to have taken to social media to post the clip, which was passed by a fan to the former glamour model.
The video, which OK! has chosen not to show, sees a woman wearing a black vest top with her blonde hair styled back, saying: “If somebody says something horrible to Harvey, what do we say?”
The woman then panned the camera over to her friend, a man who could be seen with his face painted in black and his eyes crossed, replying: “Hello you c***.”
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Appearing to be disappointed, the woman scowled: “Harvey!”
Katie, who recently snuggled her “beautiful boy” Harvey, 18, as he got ready to move into full-time care, took to her Instagram stories to repost the video and hit out at the two people who shared it.
Now, a source has told The Sun Online that Sussex police have decided to prosecute the man – who cannot be named for legal reasons – in the video and Katie is “glad action is being taken”.
They told the publication: “Katie is pleased the case is moving forward and action is being taken – it’ll show people that there are real consequences to internet trolling,” says a friend of the star.
A separate insider said that the case is moving forward and the TV personality has been contacted to provide evidence in court.
Katie’s representative confirmed the news as they told OK! : “It has been reported correctly the police are pressing ahead with the hope to secure a prosecution in regards to this trolling incident.”
Sussex Police also told OK! : “The man is now released under investigation, which continues. A report is due to be sent to CPS shortly.”
The Sun previously reported that on 5 November last year the police raided the man’s home in Hasting to arrest him after the insensitive video was published online.