Tulisa obtains gagging order from the High Court after 'sex tape' hits the internet
09:49 GMT, 20 March 2012
Embarrassed: A sex tape has leaked online, allegedly starring Tulisa
A sex tape alleged to star Tulisa Contostavlos has been banned from the internet after her lawyers obtained an injunction.
Lawyers on both sides of the Atlantic took swift action after the lewd video was uploaded on a website on Monday.
The injunction prohibits anyone from using, publishing or communicating or disclosing to any other person… all or any part of the film.
Furthermore, her representative Simon Jones told the MailOnline: 'Tulisa has asked us not to comment on speculation about her personal life.'
The seven-minute 'tape' first appeared on a website on Monday morning and caused a social media frenzy.
A spokesman for the website which uploaded the video wrote on their
Twitter page yesterday afternoon: 'So ummm… Tulisa’s lawyers just left our office after serving
us a handwritten cease and desist notice.
'So basically we’ve had to take the video down.'
The X Factor judge was apparently approached by an unidentified man last year, who wanted to sell a supposed sex tape for 500,000.
spokesperson for the star said at the time: 'This tape is 100 per cent
fake and is just someone trying to cash in on her X Factor role.
New love Tulisa was pictured two weeks ago with Skins actor Jack O'Connell, who has denied they are dating
is horrified that someone would go to the extreme lengths of
fabricating a video. It is absolutely not her. Tulisa has categorically
never allowed anyone to film her having sex.'
Camden-born Tulisa shot to fame with N-Dubz in 2008, which she formed with cousin Dappy (Costadinos Contostavlos) and ex-boyfriend Fazer (Richard Rawson) in the early 2000s.
The trio had performed together from the age of 12.
The star broke off her 18-month relationship with Fazer in January, amid rumours he wanted her to settle down but she was determined to break the U.S. market with her first solo album.
Writing on his Twitter page following the reports, Fazer said: 'And I'm not commenting on s**t!! Rice and peace mate!!'
N-Dubz: from left, Fazer, Tulisa's ex-boyfriend, and Dappy enjoyed success together as a band
Her estranged cousin Dappy cryptically wrote on his Twitter last night: 'Never let a relationship get 2 da point where u start acting in a way u WOULDN'T HAVE in the beginning.I Learn from my mistakes.RealS***.'
Tulisa was a surprise choice for last year's X Factor judging panel, and she is expected to return this year.
She was thought to be dating Skins actor Jack O'Connell – the pair were pictured partying together in London two weeks ago.
But he took to Twitter to deny any
romance, saying: 'Now then, massive thankings to my MATE @officialtulisa
for a top Wednesday and beyond, finishing now.
Keeping quiet: Tulisa's ex Fazer was obviously aware of the reports yesterday
'Take it easy PAL & maybe see you in
USA. What a top week, u wait now mrs, I o u. My MATE (not lover, not
mrs, not any w**** red top label) @officialtulisa T'raa kid!'
Tulisa is already nursing embarrassment after being found to be carrying a sex toy at the airport check-in on her way home to London from Miami last month.
However, she recovered her pose to talk about it to her 1.6million Twitter followers about the incident.
said: 'Most cringe moment of my life..checkin in 'Mam..ur suitcase is
vibrating..can u open ur case n turn what eva that is off'..just kill
How rude! The star was seen giggling like a schoolgirl in the aisles of a sex shop a month ago
She then revealed it had been a Rampant Rabbit inside her suitcase.
And she insisted: 'I only bought it as a present for a mate, but the joke ended up on me.'
Also while she was in the States, Tulisa decided to pay a visit to a sex shop called Hustler.
A shop assistant was seen holding up a sex device as Tulisa and her PA giggled like school children.