Sugababes Star Convicted Of Assault
Amelle fought with a girl in a London club…
Amelle appeared in the City of Westminster Magistrates' Court to face charges after a run-in with Danielle Dodoo at Alto, the nightclub owned by the star’s boyfriend Tom Benn.
"She was slurring," Dodoo told the court. "She kind of leaned up towards my face and said something like she was going to bite my nose off. She had her hand around my neck and it must have been there for a few seconds."
The Freedom star denied the assault but was found guilty. She was given a conditional discharge and ordered to pay £250 compensation.
After the ruling, Amelle issued a public apology to her fans: “Following my conviction for assault today, I would like to offer my unreserved apologies to the band's fans, my bandmates, our record label and my family," she said.
But she added that she believed the girl had deliberately provoked her. "Although I was subjected to provocation on the evening in question I do not condone violence under any circumstances and would urge anybody who finds themselves in similar circumstances to show restraint and walk away."
This wasn’t Amelle’s first brush with the law – she was charged with drink driving in 2010.