Tulisa found guilty of assault

Singer Tulisa Contostavlos has been found guilty of assaulting a blogger at a music festival in Essex.

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Blogger: "I feel vindicated by the verdict"

Tulisa Contostavlos has been found guilty of assaulting celebrity blogger Savvas Morgan.

Mr Morgan - who has joined the cast of ITV2 series The Only Way Is Essex - said after the conclusion of the case: "I'm pleased we can finally put an end to this and move on. "It's been a difficult time for everyone involved and I'd just like to put it behind me. I've had my character questioned and now feel vindicated by the verdict."

Tulisa asserts innocence after guilty verdict

Tulisa speaking to the media after today's verdict Credit: PA

Former X Factor judge Tulisa asserted her innocence after today's verdict, in a statement she said:

"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."

– Tulisa Contostavlos

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Crown Prosecution Service issue statement over Tulisa case

The Crown Prosecution Service for the East of England has issued a statement over the prosecution of Former N-Dubz singer and X-Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos.

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 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.”

– Sarah Asbrey

Tulisa ordered to pay £3,020 after guilty verdict

Tulisa arrives at court

Former X-Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos has been convicted of assaulting a celebrity blogger at a music festival.

The N-Dubz star hit Savvas Morgan during an altercation at V Festival in Essex.

She was found guilty by a judge at Stratford Magistrates' Court today.

After being convicted of the assault, Contostavlos was ordered to pay a total of £3,020. This consisted of a £2,700 contribution towards the cost of the prosecution, a £200 fine, a £100 compensation to Mr Morgan and a £20 victim surcharge.

Tulisa found guilty of festival assault

Tulisa arriving at court

Former X-Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos has been convicted of assaulting a celebrity blogger at an Essex music festival.

The N-Dubz star hit Savvas Morgan during an altercation at the V Festival in Chelmsford.

She was found guilty by a judge at Stratford Magistrates' Court in 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 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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Tulisa awaits verdict over assault charge

Tulisa at an earlier hearing Credit: ITV News Anglia

Former X-Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos has arrived at court to find out the verdict of an assault charge against her.

Contostavlos, 26, who saw a trial involving drugs allegations collapse on Monday, is now set to discover her fate regarding an alleged incident at V Festival in Essex in August last year.

Celebrity blogger Savvas Morgan claims the former N-Dubz star hit him during an altercation.

Contostavlos is accused of assault alongside her assistant Gareth Varey, 28, who is accused of threatening behaviour.

The pair, both of Royal Drive, Friern Barnet, north London, deny the charges against them.

The hearing, which will now go into its fifth day, was adjourned and transferred from Chelmsford Magistrates' Court three weeks ago.

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