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Simon Cowell’s lawyers consult Attorney General after claims made in Tulisa drug case court

By | Published on Friday 18 July 2014

Simon Cowell

Legal reps for Simon Cowell are consulting the UK Attorney General’s office after a tape was played in court during Tulisa Contostavlos’s previously reported drugs case in which an associate of the N-Dubz star and former ‘X-Factor’ judge claimed that the ‘X’ creator was gay.

In the recording of a conversation between journalist Mazher Mahmood and Contostavlos’s PA Gareth Varey the former asks the latter about Cowell’s sexuality. Varey, asked if he had slept with Cowell, says: “No. One day I will, when I make my move. [But] I know people who have”.

Quite what the conversation had to do with the allegations that Contostavlos offered to organise the supply of drugs to Mahmood isn’t clear. But it’s put Cowell – who since the conversation took place has fathered a baby with his girlfriend Lauren Silverman – in a tricky position, because if he publicly comments on the claims he could find himself in contempt of court.

A spokesperson for Cowell told reporters: “We are bound by contempt of court rules so cannot respond to these claims in the manner we wish to. We are speaking to the Attorney General’s office – and we intend to make a statement in court as soon as possible”.

Contostavlos claims she was basically entrapped by Mahmood, who tricked the singer into thinking he could help her launch a film career. The case continues.