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Tulisa in court on assault charge

By | Published on Thursday 13 February 2014


Tulisa Contostavlos appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court yesterday to enter a plea on charges of assaulting celebrity blogger Vas J Morgan at last year’s V Festival. According to BBC News, the singer pleaded not guilty and was released on unconditional bail, but will have to return to stand trial in May.

Writing on his blog last year, Morgan said that Contostavlos had come “charging toward me in a drunken and angry state” as he was leaving the festival. He claims that she accused him of following her, continuing: “Tulisa then punched me in the eye and continued hurling abusive threats which included boasts of being from the streets, knowing gangsters and being worth ten million pounds”.

The May court hearing will be something of a warm up for Contostavlos’s separate trial on charges of selling drugs to an undercover Sun reporter last year, which is due to take place in July.