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Tulisa to seek appeal against guilty verdict on assault

Tulisa Contostavlos makes a statement outside court after guilty verdict. Credit: PA

Former X-Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos has said she is "outraged" at her conviction for assaulting a celebrity blogger at a music festival. The N-Dubz star was found guilty of hitting Savvas Morgan during an altercation at V-Festival in Chelmsford.

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.

"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".

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Morgan 'vindicated' by Tulisa guilty verdict

The celebrity blogger assaulted by Tulisa Contostavlos has told ITV News, that he is "delighted" by the guilty verdict.

I'm delighted that we can finally put an end to this and move on. It's been a difficult time for everyone involved and I would just like to put it behind me. I've had my character questioned and now feel vindicated by the verdict.

– Vas J Morgan
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Tulisa fined £200 for assaulting blogger at festival

Former X-Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos has been fined £200 for assaulting a celebrity blogger at a music festival by a judge at Stratford Magistrates' Court.

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, £100 compensation to Mr Morgan and a £20 victim surcharge.

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Tulisa convicted of assaulting blogger at V Festival

Former X-Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos has been convicted by a judge at Stratford Magistrates' Court of assaulting a celebrity blogger at a music festival.

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.

Former X-Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos convicted of assaulting blogger Credit: PA

Tulisa back in court to hear V Festival assault verdict

Former X Factor judge Tulisa will learn her fate over an alleged assault at last year's V Festival. Credit: Reuters

Former X-Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos is back in court today to find out the verdict of an assault charge against her.

A drugs trial involving her collapsed last week. But she will appear before magistrates in Stratford, east London, to discover her fate after she allegedly hit celebrity blogger Savvas Morgan at last year's V Festival.

Her assistant Gareth Varey, 28, is accused of using threatening behaviour.

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

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Tulisa Contostavlos thanks fans for support during trial

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.

Tulisa: My life has been ruined by 'entrapment'

Tulisa Contostavlos said her life had been "ruined" for the last year by what she called "entrapment" from an undercover reporter working for the Sun.

Speaking outside Southwark Crown Court, the singer and former X Factor judge called on the police and the Sun's publishers, News UK, to look into Mazher Mahmood's conduct.

The judge in the case said there were "strong grounds" to believe Mahmood had "lied" and given "entirely inconsistent" evidence.

Judge: Mazher Mahmood evidence 'entirely inconsistent'

The judge in the Tulisa Contostavlos trial said evidence given by undercover reporter Mazher Mahmood was "entirely inconsistent".

Explaining his decision to throw out the trial, Alistair McCreath said the prosecution's case had become "tainted" by "serious misconduct".

Before the start of the trial, Contostavlos' lawyers had attempted to have the prosecution "stayed", meaning it would have been thrown out before beginning.

The court hear that there was a problem with evidence provided by a driver called Alan Smith, who originally said he had heart Contostavlos speaking disapprovingly about drugs when she was in his car.

He then "changed his mind", after a conversation with Mahmood, the court was told.

At a pre-trial hearing, Mahmood denied having had any conversation with Mr Smith about what Contostavlos had said.

But the judge said when asked about the same topic during the trial, Mahmood gave answers that were "entirely inconsistent".

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