Tulisa Drug Deal Verdict Announced

Tulisa has been accused of an array of crimes over the past year but it does seem that things are now looking up for the ex-N-Dubz star.

It has today been announced that the North Londoner has been acquitted of all charges in relation to a drug deal between undercover Sun reporter Mr Mahmood and rapper Mike GLC.

These allegations have not only ruined Tulisa’s public image and relationship with her fans but was the sole reason behind her exit from the ITV talent show The X Factor.

After much deliberation it has been revealed that the undercover reporter had in fact been lying about Tulisa’s involvement in the exchange of money for drugs.

Mr Mahmood claimed that Ms Contostavlos, 26, put him in touch with her rapper friend Mike GLC to supply him with Class A drugs.

The Sun journalist Mr Mahmood has been "suspended pending an internal investigation" the newspaper said.

Under cross-examination he denied the reason was to create a "sensational story" but said it was "in the public interest to expose criminality".

The judge told the jury the case "cannot go any further" because there were "strong grounds to believe" that Mr Mahmood had "lied" at a hearing before the trial started.

Explaining his decision Judge McCreath said: "Where there has been some aspect of the investigation or prosecution of a crime which is tainted in some way by serious misconduct to the point that the integrity of the court would be compromised by allowing the trial to go ahead, in that sense the court would be seen to be sanctioning or colluding in that sort of behaviour, then the court has no alternative but to say 'This case must go no further'."

Outside court she said: "I have never dealt drugs and never been involved in taking or dealing cocaine.

"Mahmood has now been exposed by my lawyers openly lying to the judge and jury. These lies were told to stop crucial evidence going before the jury."

She said: "They recorded this and produced it as evidence when I thought it was an audition. It was a terrible thing to do.

"Thankfully, the lies have been uncovered and justice has been done."

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