Tulisa denies 'assault' charge

Tulisa denies 'assault' charge
File photo

Singer Tulisa Contostavlos has denied an assault charge linked to claims she punched a blogger at a music festival.

The 25-year-old appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court in Essex today where she was facing one count of common assault.

Her assistant Gareth Varey is accused of threatening behaviour, which he also denies.

The charges are linked to an alleged confrontation with a blogger at the V Festival last year.

The singer’s spokesman Simon Jones said: “Tulisa has been charged with an offence of common assault, and her PA Gareth Varey with an offence of threatening behaviour.

“Today at court Tulisa and Gareth entered pleas of not guilty to these unfounded allegations and they both look forward to demonstrating their innocence at the forthcoming trial."

More in this Section

Jenna Dewan announces her engagement to boyfriend Steve KazeeJenna Dewan announces her engagement to boyfriend Steve Kazee

Kristin Scott Thomas: I assumed feminism was sorted by my parents’ generationKristin Scott Thomas: I assumed feminism was sorted by my parents’ generation

Harry Styles wears black ribbon to Brits after Caroline Flack deathHarry Styles wears black ribbon to Brits after Caroline Flack death

Johnny Marr praises Billie Eilish ahead of Bond song performance at Brit AwardsJohnny Marr praises Billie Eilish ahead of Bond song performance at Brit Awards


Lifestyle

Cooking in the MasterChef kitchen is just as scary as you’d imagine, writes Georgia Humphreys.Sweet 16 as Masterchef returns

Martin Hayes doesn’t like to stand still. The fiddle virtuoso from East Clare has made it a hallmark of his career to seek out creative ideas from beyond his musical tradition.Martin Hayes: Breaking new ground

Brian Hassett is from Blackrock in Cork, and has been involved in various aspects of music in multiple guises.A Question of Taste: Brian Hassett, Coughlan's Live

'Comics are not like regular books. They spark the intellect to expand the story and the message.'Drawn to reading: Using comics and illustrated stories to promote literacy in children

More From The Irish Examiner