The British Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) announced it had authorised the Metropolitan Police to charge the former X Factor judge with supplying class A drugs. She allegedly helped supply cocaine to an undercover journalist.
“This charge relates to an investigation by the Sun newspaper between early March 2013 and May 23 2013 which resulted in the supply of class A drugs to an investigative journalist,” CPS London chief Crown prosecutor Baljit Ubhey said.
“We have determined that there is sufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction and that a prosecution is in the public interest.”
Contostavlos will be required to appear before Westminster Magistrates’ Court on December 19. He was initially arrested in connection with the incident with musician Mike GLC on June 4. She was officially dropped as a judge on X Factor days before her arrest, with Sharon Osborne returning to the show in her place.
She rose to fame with London group N-Dubz.