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  • 25 July 2014, 10:54

Tulisa Found Guilty Of Assaulting Blogger

Tulisa Contostavlos has been found guilty of assaulting a celebrity blogger at V Festival in Essex last year.

The N-Dubz star hit Savvas Morgan during an altercation in Chelmsford last August.

She was found guilty by a judge at Stratford Magistrates' Court in east London and ordered to pay a total of 3,020.

This consisted of a 2,700 contribution towards the cost of the prosecution, a 200 fine, 100 compensation to Mr Morgan and a 20 victim surcharge.

District Judge Angus Hamilton said: "I am quite sure to the requisite standard of proof, based on my analysis of the evidence that I have heard, that Ms Contostavlos did strike Mr Morgan in the face during an argument and that that blow caused minor bruising and swelling."

Her assistant, Gareth Varey, was cleared of using threatening behaviour during the incident.

Contostavlos, who wore a blue suit, white shirt and nude stilettos, shook her head and smiled in disbelief as the guilty verdict was read out.

She appeared to mutter "this is bulls***" as she walked out of the courtroom.

Earlier this week, a drugs trial against Contostavlos collapsed at Southwark Crown Court after the judge said there were "strong grounds" to believe that undercover reporter Mazher Mahmood - known as the Fake Sheikh - had lied in the witness box.