Former X Factor Consultant 'Sorry' Over Tulisa Sex Tape
Chris Herbert insists he warned Justin Edwards against cashing in...
Former Tulisa sex tape.
The music manager, who was reportedly axed from his job on the talent show after the scandal, spoke to Simon Cowell, told the paper: "I am so sorry to her for any part I may have played in this horrible saga."
The Spice Girls creator claims he told Edwards not to try and cash in on the intimate footage.
He explained: "I was disgusted by the whole thing and from day one advised Justin not to do anything with the tape.
"I even got a lawyer to tell him he would be sued. I tried to protect him because he was my client but I never made or asked for a penny.
"To be honest, I wish I'd never set eyes on the idiot."
Tulisa is reportedly suing Herbert and four other men over their alleged involvement in the release of the sex tape.
But Chris insists he did not cash in, adding: "My reputation and business has been ruined by these unsavoury people. I have never tried to make a penny."
Herbert also revealed that he hoped to be allowed back onto Cowell's ITV show so that he can "explain everything to Tulisa in person".
Earlier this month, the Young singer won an apology from ex-boyfriend Justin after he admitted leaking the footage.