As singer Tulisa hits out at her conviction for assault, we urge her instead to learn to respect the justice system
Tulisa Contostavlos is best known for trashy tracks about “living on the edge of life” and has also sung lines such as: “Forgive us for what we’ve done, cause we young, we young, we young”. Today, though, this lippy singer didn’t show any desire to express remorse for her conviction for the assault of a blogger and instead angrily expressed her “outrage” outside Stratford Magistrates’ Court.
Announcing she will appeal after being found guilty on one count of assault and fined £200 in addition to £2,700 in prosecution costs, £100 compensation and a £20 victim surcharge, Contostavlos stated:
“This has been a rollercoaster week for me. I never wanted any of this”.
“I did not assault Vas J Morgan and I am outraged at this decision – I will be appealing it”.
“There are a number of high profile witnesses who were there and know what happened. I urge them to come forward and tell the truth at the appeal”.
“I am determined to clear my name as I have already done once this week”.
“I repeat: I did not assault Vas J Morgan. I am innocent”.
Contostavlos, it transpires, had hit blogger Savvas Morgan in the face at the V Festival last year after Morgan had published a sex tape of her online in 2012.
In a statement following Contostavlos’ conviction, Sarah Asbrey of the Crown Prosecution in the East of England said:
“It was clear from the evidence that Ms Contostavlos 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 Morgan. The outcome of this case shows that no-one is above the law”.
Earlier in the week, Contostavlos’ trial for supplying class A drugs collapsed at Southwark Crown Court. At the time she stated:
“This case only happened because The Sun on Sunday, Mahmood and his team tricked me into believing I was auditioning for a major movie role. They targeted me at a time when things were going badly for me and they had no mercy. Mahmood got me and my team completely intoxicated and persuaded me to act the part of a bad, rough ghetto girl… I will use these experiences to make me stronger”.
Arrogant Tulisa Contostavlos appears to have learnt nothing from her court appearances this week. This loudmouthed 26-year old would do well to apologise to Vas J Morgan and equally ought to develop some respect for the justice system.
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