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.