Tulisa: Sex tape ordeal made me stronger
Jul 12, 2012, 10:47 GMT
Tulisa outside court
Tulisa Contostavlos says her sex tape ordeal has made her a 'stronger' person.
The 'Young' singer's ex-boyfriend Justin Edwards has admitted to leaking intimate footage of the couple onto the internet in March and Tulisa admits she is 'disgusted' by his actions.
In a statement, which was read outside of a London court room, the 'X Factor' judge 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' 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. I am disgusted by Justin and saddened by the people that believed I released the footage myself.
'Today the truth has prevailed. After months of lying to the public and lying in court, Justin has finally admitted to being guilty and I hope justice is served.'
Tulisa - who had been in a relationship with the rapper during her teenage years before they split in 2009 - thanked everyone for the support she had received but says she now wants to move on with her life.
She added: 'I would now like to draw a line under this and put it in the past. I also would like to thank from the bottom of my heart, the fans that stood by me. I'm especially grateful for all the support I have received from the public, my friends, family and team.
With that support and my determination I have won this battle. Justin messed with the wrong woman.'
Justin - also known as MC Ultra - had previously denied being responsible for leaking the X-rated tape.
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