Tulisa Contostavlos privacy claim proceedings settled

The privacy claim proceedings brought by Tulisa Contostavlos against a former boyfriend, Justin Edwards, have been settled. You will recall that the singer and X Factor Judge had applied and obtained an interim privacy injunction before Mr Justice Tugendhat on Monday 19th March 2012 after a video purporting to involve her in a sex video had appeared on line.

The judge granted an injunction prohibiting anyone from,

  • “using, publishing, communicating or disclosing all or any part of the film to any other person”

Mr Edwards accepted he was responsible for the publication of the video without the knowledge or consent of Tulisa, and apologised. He undertook not to do so again and not to talk about their relationship in public again.

A statement was read out in open court before Mr Justice Tugenhat.

Her solicitor told the Judge that the invasion of privacy was

  • “of the severest kind imaginable,”
  • “She suffered and continues to suffer very serious distress at this wholly unjustified and unlawful interference with her rights.  She has been particularly distressed by the wholly untrue allegation made by some that she was in some way complicit in the release of the footage.  She was not as this statement makes clear.”

Outside court, Ms Contostavlos said:

  • “I am relieved that this is finally over.  It has been a very testing few months, and this was not a case I wanted to go through.  Today the truth has prevailed.  After months of lying to the public and lying in court, Justin has finally admitted to being guilty, and I hope justice is served.
  • I would now like to draw a line under this and put it in the past.  I would also like to thank from the bottom my heart, the fans that stood by.  I am especially grateful for all the support from the public, my friends, family, and team.”

Her case against other defendants continues.


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