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 N-Dubz singer Tulisa Contostavlos arrives at Stratford Magistrates Court in London. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Fri, Jul 25, 2014, 11:28

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.

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