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Former X-Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos has tweeted a message of thanks to her supporters after her trial for drugs allegations collapsed at Southwark Crown Court earlier today.
Lawyers for Simon Cowell today said claims about his private life made during the collapsed trial of Tulisa Contostavlos were "untrue". In a video played to the court last week, Gareth Varey, Tuilsa's former PA, had suggested that Cowell was gay.
Ms Contostavlos appeared ecstatic, punching the air as she left the dock before crying as she hugged supporters including her PA, Gareth Varey, shortly after the case against her was thrown out.
Mike GLC - whose real name is Michael Coombs - pleaded guilty before the start of the trial to supplying half an ounce (13.9g) of cocaine but he also walked free after judge said the case cannot proceed against him.
The 36-year-old also wept as he hugged defence barrister Jeremy Dein QC.
The judge in the trial of Tulisa Contostavlos told the jury there were "strong grounds" to believe an undercover reporter had "lied" at a hearing before the trial began.
Judge Alistair McCreath was speaking as he threw out the case at Southwark Crown Court.
The Sun's Mazher Mahmood - known as the 'Fake Sheikh' - had posed as a wealthy film producer when he met Contostavlos at a number of hotels and restaurants.
The former N-Dubz singer strongly denied that she had helped broker a drug deal between Mahmood and her rapper friend Michael Coombs, also known as Mike GLC.
The trial of former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos has collapsed.
The singer was accused of helping to broker a drug deal between a friend and an undercover reporter known as 'the Fake Sheikh'.
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Tulisa said the collapsed court case was a 'horrific and disgusting entrapment' and she looks forward to resuming her career...