Tulisa's ex-boyfriend admits publishing sex tape

A former boyfriend of singer and X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos has admitted the publication of a sex tape of the couple, a High Court judge heard today.

The star's barrister told Mr Justice Tugendhat of the admission by rap artist Justin Edwards during a hearing in London.

Justin Edwards at the High Court in Central London. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Jacob Dean said: "Mr Edwards has admitted responsibility for publication of the video, apologised for it, and promised not to do it again."

A statement will be read out in court on Thursday by Ms Contostavlos' solicitor, who will give details of the settlement of her claim against Mr Edwards.

Today's news followed an earlier hearing in the case during which the same judge heard that Mr Edwards denied posting the sex tape and regarded the distribution of the footage as "ungentlemanly".

Tulisa launched legal action against Mr Edwards and others following the emergence of the footage. She won a High Court order in March banning publication of footage showing her "engaged in a sexual act".

Her case against other defendants, over their alleged involvement in the distribution of the tape, will continue.