News - July 25, 2014

Tulisa Contostavlos found guilty of assaulting blogger and fined £200
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Tulisa Contostavlos found guilty of assaulting blogger and fined £200

Tulisa Contostavlos has been found guilty of assault. 

The N-Dubz singer and former X-Factor judge was found guilty of assault at Stratford Magistrates’ Court in east London this morning (July 25th). 

Contostavlos had denied hitting Savvas Morgan, a celebrity blogger, during an altercation at V Festival in Essex last August, but has now been found guilty of assault and has been fined £200. 

Her long-time assistant Gareth Varley was, however, cleared of using threatening behaviour during the incident.

Morgan had told the court that he had suffered swelling to the eye and that Contostavlos had raised her fists in the air and was swinging her arms in the air. 

District Judge Angus Hamilton said earlier: "I am quite sure to the requisite standard of proof, based on my analysis of the evidence that I have heard, that Ms Contostavlos did strike Mr Morgan in the face during an argument and that that blow caused minor bruising and swelling."

Contostavlos has been ordered to pay a total of £3,020, which included a £2,700 contribution towards the cost of the prosecution, a £200 fine, £100 compensation to Mr Morgan and a £20 victim surcharge. She has confirmed that she will be appealing the conviction. 

The conviction comes just days after Contostavlos was cleared of helping to supply cocaine to an undercover reporter from The Sun on Sunday. 


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