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Peter Andre vows to take legal action against online bullies

Peter Andre has revealed he is to take legal action against those who have sent him vile messages on Twitter and Facebook.

The Aussie pop singer told The Sun’s Fabulous magazine that he very nearly spiralled into depression after being subjected to a torrent of abuse from anonymous online users over the past 12 months:

“There are these people out there who just say the most horrendous things about my family, about me, and it’s so awful that it does start to get inside your head and pull you down. I had things said that I was using my brother’s cancer to further my career, terrible things I’d never repeat about my other brother, Mike and my kids.

“It was a certain group of people doing it on Twitter and it got to me. I could feel myself being pulled down by it, going into a depression.”

But the 39-year-old, who’s recently launched his own clothing range, has now vowed to take on the bullies in court:

“I’m starting a legal battle. My lawyers will be able to find out who these people were making up these lies. And I will take legal action against them.

“I’m delighted the government is taking steps to give power to people to stop this horrific bullying. There are young kids out there who have killed themselves because of trolling. I want to be part of the movement to stop it.

“I’ve put blocks on my Twitter and Facebook accounts, and I’m going ahead with my legal battle because I decided that I’m not going to let people like that win.” Watch Peter Andre's video for 'Behind Closed Doors' below: