Tulisa Contostavlos convicted of assault and fined €250
Former X-Factor judge hit celebrity blogger at music festival in Essex, court heard
Former N-Dubz singer Tulisa Contostavlos arrives at Stratford Magistrates Court in London. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
Former X-Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos has been convicted of assaulting a celebrity blogger at a music festival. She received a £200 (€250) fine from the judge.
The N-Dubz star hit Savvas Morgan during an altercation at the V Festival in Essex.
She was found guilty by a judge at Stratford Magistrates’ Court in east London today.
Her assistant, Gareth Varey, was cleared of using threatening behaviour during the incident in August last year.
Earlier this week, a drugs trial against Ms Contostavlos collapsed at Southwark Crown Court after the judge said there were “strong grounds” to believe that undercover reporter Mazher Mahmood — known as the Fake Sheikh — had lied in the witness box.