Tulisa appears in court to face drug charges

Former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos has arrived at her court appearance to face drug charges.


by Fiona Day |
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The singer was arrested in June last year following footage filmed by an undercover journalist that revealed the star as claiming that she knew someone who could sell them class A drugs.

She was later bailed following the search of her £4.5 million mansion in Hertforshire. Tulisa was formally charged on December 9 before a judge and scheduled to appear in court to face charges.

Her lawyer then read out a statement revealing that she is pleading not guilty to the charges.

Tulisa arrived with PA Gareth Varey
Tulisa arrived with PA Gareth Varey

Her lawyer, Ben Rose, read in the statement following the charges: ‘As has been widely reported, this entire case has been manufactured by the Sunday Sun and Mazher Mahmood, sometimes known as the fake sheikh. They spend a large amount of their readers’ money in flying Tulisa and a number of her friends first class to Las Vegas. There Mahmood posed as a film producer offering her a £3million film contract.’

Tulisa will appear in court alongside friend and rapper Mike GLC, who was also arrested ‘with being concerned’ in the supply of class A drugs.

Musician Mike (real name Michael Coombs) has also revealed he is pleading not guilty to the charges.

Tulisa’s initial arrest was around the same time that she exited The X Factor, where she was then replaced by talent show veteran Sharon Osbourne.

Both Tulisa and The X Factor camp maintained that her arrest had nothing to do with her exit from the show.

The case continues.

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