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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.

Police probe after claims Tulisa punched blogger

Police are making enquiries after a blogger accused former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos of punching him and hurling drunken abuse at V Festival in the early hours of Sunday.

Vas Morgan claims the star charged towards him in a "drunken and angry state" and that she punched him in the eye before "hurling abusive threats".

Tulisa Contostavlos Credit: Suzan/Suzan/EMPICS Entertainment

Contostavlos' representative said: "Tulisa strongly denies assaulting Mr Morgan - she specifically denies punching Mr Morgan."

Essex Police have confirmed that they received an allegation of assault "alleged to have occurred at around midnight on Saturday at the V Festival".

"We are making further enquiries," a spokeswoman said.



Mel B joins X Factor panel at Manchester audition

Former Spice Girl Mel B joined the other X Factor judges to preside over the second day of auditions in Manchester.

She wore khaki satin trousers, a tight matching top and heels as she arrived at Event City.

Mel B arrives at Event City in Manchester Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Former Take That star Gary Barlow was all smiles as he arrived at the event, still elated from the success of the Queen's Jubilee Concert on Monday night which he organised.

X Factor judge Gary Barlow all smiles Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

X Factor judge Tulisa wore a floral mini-dress and towering heels.

X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire