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Singer loses appeal against assault charge

Tulisa Contostavlos who lost her appeal against an assault conviction Photo: Press Association

TULISA LOSES ASSAULT CASE APPEAL

Former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos' conviction for assaulting a celebrity blogger at a music festival in Chelmsford was upheld after she appealed against it.

Contostavlos, 26, was convicted last year of hitting Savvas Morgan during an altercation at V-Festival in August 2013.

She said at the trial that Mr Morgan had a "strange obsession" with her and conducted a "vendetta" against her after an incident in which she asked security to remove him from a VIP area at the Whisky Mist nightclub in London's Mayfair.

The former N-Dubz singer also outlined her suspicions that he was involved in the release of a sex tape of her online.

Judge David Radford at London's Snaresbrook Crown Court said: "We find that she did strike Mr Morgan."