Tulisa Contostavlos convicted of assault at V Festival

25/07/2014

Former N-Dubz singer and X-Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos has been found guilty at Stratford Magistrates' Court of assault by beating. The decision followed a three day trial in Chelmsford, at which the singer told the court victim Savvas Morgan had a vendetta against her and had made the allegations up as part of a publicity stunt.

Senior District Crown Prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service in the East of England, Sarah Asbrey said: "It was clear from the evidence that Ms Contonstavlos held a grudge against Mr Morgan for previous comments he had made about her on his blog, including a link to her sex tape. When she saw him at the festival there was an argument between them, which resulted in her assaulting Mr Morgan.

"The outcome of this case shows that no-one is above the law and each case will be dealt with on its own merits."

The court previously heard how the assault took place in the early hours of 18 August, 2013 at the V Festival site in Chelmsford where Mr Morgan sustained a punch to the face.

Ms Contostavlos was on her way back to her Winnebago with friends when she noticed Mr Morgan following them and told him to leave. An argument ensued leaving Mr Morgan injured, before security at the festival site stepped in, the court heard. However the District Judge disregarded these claims and instead found Ms Contostavlos guilty of the charge.