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Tulisa to appear in court for first time over drugs claims

Singer Tulisa Contostavlos is expected to make her first appearance at Crown Court today accused of brokering a cocaine deal.

Tulisa Contostavlos
Tulisa Contostavlos Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

The N-Dubz star is charged with helping an undercover reporter for the Sun on Sunday to obtain 13.9 grams of the Class A drug for £860.

Contostavlos, of Friern Barnet, north London, denies being "concerned with the supply of 13.9 grams of cocaine" to Mazher Mahmood between May 20 and May 24.

She is listed to appear alongside rapper Mike GLC, also known as Michael Coombs, 35, of Velocity Way, Enfield, north London, who denies a charge of supplying the drug on May 23.

Both will appear at a preliminary hearing at Southwark Crown Court.

Tulisa accepts damages over sex tape picture

Former X-Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos won an apology from her ex boyfriend over the sex tape last year Credit: ITV News

Singer Tulisa Contostavlos has accepted £42,500 damages from a news website after it wrongly published a still from a sex tape which appeared on the internet.

TNT took the still down as soon as it knew an injunction had been granted but by then it had already received around 9,000 hits.

The details of the settlement emerged during a hearing at London's High Court today.

In July last year, Miss Contostavlos won an apology from her ex-boyfriend, rap artist Justin Edwards, who initially denied being responsible for the tape appearing on the web.

Read: Tulisa's colourful career

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Tulisa re-bailed until December following drugs arrest

Former X-Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos has been re-bailed until early December following her arrest over claims she acted as a go-between in a drug deal.

Tulisa Contostavlos has been re-bailed until early December following her arrest over claims she acted as a go-between in a drug deal.
Tulisa Contostavlos has been re-bailed until early December following her arrest over claims she acted as a go-between in a drug deal. Credit: PA

Speaking after her arrest in June, the singer, who was held along with 35-year-old musician Mike GLC, said: "I am not a drug dealer. I have never sold drugs in my life."

Tulisa to answer bail in October

Tulisa Contostavlos, 25, pictured in May. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Archive

Singer Tulisa Contostavlos will now answer police bail in late October following her arrest last month on suspicion of supplying class A drugs.

The former X Factor judge was held along with musician Mike GLC on June 4 after they went to a police station in central London by appointment.

The singer was officially dropped as a judge on the X Factor days before her arrest, with Sharon Osbourne returning to the show in her place.

Read more: Tulisa released on police bail after drug arrest

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Tulisa drug supply probe: We are innocent

Mike GLC, who was arrested and bailed along with Tulisa, spoke outside Belgravia police station this afternoon. He said the pair were innocent and denied he was a drug dealer.

We are innocent. We haven't been charged.

Anyone can edit or chop things together on video.

The truth will come out in the end. I don't want to go into much more detail.

I am going home to be with my family. This is ruining my life. I am not a drug dealer. I have never sold drugs in my life.

Mike GLC added that any evidence caught on camera had been "taken out of context" and the duo were "set up".

Two people bailed after arrest of Tulisa

Officers from Westminster have today, Tuesday 4 June, arrested two people - a 35-year-old man [A] and a 24-year-old woman [B] - by appointment at a central London police station on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.

Both have now been bailed pending further inquiries to a date in late July.

Searches have been completed at two residential addresses.

– Met Police statement
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