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  • 26 May 2014, 8:18

Tulisa Was 'Upset' After Alleged Assault

Tulisa Contostavlos' tour manager has told her assault trial how he put his arm around the singer after an alleged altercation between her and a celebrity blogger.

Drew Lyall said he witnessed the aftermath of the alleged confrontation involving writer Savvas Morgan and the former X Factor judge and claimed the singer was "upset".

Mr Morgan said he suffered swelling to his eye at the V music festival in Chelmsford last August.

But the former N-Dubz star, 25, claimed she did not attack him and had been the victim of a vendetta, saying Mr Morgan had a "strange obsession" with her.

Mr Lyall told Chelmsford Magistrates' Court: "[Contostavlos] was very upset and briefly mentioned it was a guy who had been hounding her or harassing her for a very long period.

"She hadn't mentioned any particular individual before the incident, I had never seen him before. She was calm. She was just a little bit upset."

Mr Morgan told the trial that Contostavlos raised her fists in the air and was swinging her arms in a backstage area at the festival.

"Everyone was jumping around trying to get at me, there was a lot going on," he said.

Other celebrities, including singer and rapper Misha B, Sugababes singer Mutya Buena, singer Alexandra Burke and rapper Wretch 32, all witnessed the alleged incident, but have not given evidence.

Contostavlos told the court Mr Morgan had had a "vendetta" against her after she asked security to remove him from a VIP area at the Whisky Mist nightclub in London's Mayfair.

The singer denies an assault charge linked to the alleged altercation at the V Festival.

The star is on trial along with her 28-year-old assistant, Gareth Varey, who is accused of threatening behaviour, which he denies.

The case had been due to conclude but, following legal argument, District Judge Angus Hamilton adjourned the case so further witnesses can be called.

It means Contostavlos will have to wait more than a month to discover the outcome of her trial.

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