Tulisa sues former Spice Girls manager over sex tape


Tulisa Contostavlos

Tulisa Contostavlos is suing former Spice Girls manager, Chris Herbert, over a sex tape released online of her and her ex-boyfriend.

He had been due to act as a freelance consultant on this year's X Factor.

A spokesman for the show has now said he "shouldn't be involved" after finding out about the legal action between him and Tulisa.

Chris Herbert was the only person named of the remaining six people and companies the singer is suing.

He refused to comment.

A spokesperson for X Factor said: "As a result of us becoming aware of the ongoing legal action between Tulisa and Mr Herbert, we have decided it is in everyone's interest that he is not involved in the forthcoming series."

Tulisa has accused Mr Herbert of trying to sell the video online for £3.86 per view with her ex-boyfriend Justin Edwards.

Other names

Tulisa's solicitor, Jonathan Coad, said: "We now know the names of all the other people who were involved in posting the video online.

"We'll be pursuing them for damages and costs because this has cost Tulisa a six-figure sum and they need to be the ones who pay it."

Edwards had admitted at the High Court in London last week, that he signed documentation as part of his attempt to commercialise the video.

Speaking outside the High Court, Tulisa said: "I am relieved that this is finally over. It has been a very testing few months and this was not a case I ever wanted to go through.

"Justin Edwards's actions were to spite me, make money and ruin my career. He has succeeded in none of these things.

"I stand here today a stronger, wiser young woman who has taken this experience and learnt from it."