Tulisa sex tape: singer accepts £42,500 damages

Published Friday, Nov 15 2013, 12:02 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Tulisa has accepted more than £40,000 in damages from a news outlet that published a still from her leaked sex tape.

The former X Factor judge accepted £42,500 as a settlement after the online organisation uploaded a picture from the video last year.

Tulisa had claimed breach of privacy.

Tulisa and Chelsee Healey enjoy a night at District London, 13 November 2013


Tulisa was seen out and about in London on 13 November.

London's High Court revealed the settlement on Thursday (14 November). They heard how the website in question removed the image as soon as they heard Tulisa was taking legal action but it had already been viewed 9,000 times.

Tulisa was devastated when the private video featuring an ex-boyfriend was leaked online in 2012. In a message to fans, the "heartbroken" singer said: "I have been in bits for the last few days. When you share an intimate moment with someone that you love, you care about and you trust, you never imagine that footage may at be shared with people around the world."

She won an apology in court from her ex later that year. He initially denied being responsible for leaking the footage.

At the time, her lawyer said: "The invasion of Miss Contostavlos' privacy was the most severe kind imaginable. She suffered and continues to suffer very serious distress at this wholly unjustified and unlawful interference with her rights."

Tulisa's solicitor added she was particularly upset by the "wholly untrue allegation made by some that she was in some way complicit with the release of the footage."

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