Tulisa Charged With Drugs Offence
Former N-Dubz star says she intends to plead not guilty in court...
Chief Crown Prosecutor Baljit Ubhey said yesterday: "The Crown Prosecution Service has today authorised the Metropolitan Police Service to charge Tulisa Contostavlos, 25, with being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.
"This charge relates to an investigation by The Sun newspaper between early March 2013 and 23 May 2013 which resulted in the supply of Class A drugs to an investigative journalist.
"This decision to prosecute was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors. We have determined that there is sufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction and that a prosecution is in the public interest.
"Ms Contostavlos will appear before Westminster Magistrates' Court on 19 December 2013.
"This defendant is now the subject of criminal proceedings and has the right to a fair trial. It is extremely important that nothing should be reported which could in any way prejudice these proceedings."
And Tulisa's legal team have already stated that she intends to plead not guilty to the charge.
"In due course Tulisa will give a full answer to these allegations in court," her statement read.