Tulisa Contostavlos’ ex-boyfriend insists he didn’t make their sex tape public.
Justin Edwards spoke publicly for the first time in London’s High Court today (26.03.12) – where the N-Dubz star was seeking an extension to her injunction banning it from being broadcast and distributed – and insisted he was “disgusted” that the clip had appeared on the internet and blamed the 23-year-old singer for its existence.
Justin – who is also known as MC Ultra – said: ” I regret ever allowing the claimant to persuade me to film ourselves.” Justin claims their intimate moments were filmed on her phone and he had nothing to do with distributing it on the internet, adding he was “disgusted” it had been made public and insists it wasn’t something he would have done “because I regard it as ungentlemanly, because I was brought up better than that.”
Legal representatives for Tulisa – who was not in court – described the rapper’s denials as “sanctimonious hypocrisy” and a “deceitful representation of the position.” Desmond Browne QC added of his client: “She has been the victim of a vindictive act of betrayal by Mr. Edwards, seemingly motivated by a toxic combination of personal spite and financial greed.”
The judge extended the ban on anyone using, publishing, communicating or disclosing the tape to anyone until Tulisa’s damages action against her former lover – who she had an on/off four-year relationship with until 2009 – and various websites reaches court.
Tulisa wants damages for breach of confidence and privacy after the video of her performing a sex act went up for sale on the internet.
An application to extend Tulisa’s emergency injunction will be heard at the High Court in London tomorrow (26.03.12).
After the tape was leaked, Tulisa posted a YouTube video admitting she was “devastated” and blamed Justin, she said: “As you can imagine, I’m devastated, heartbroken and I’ve been in bits for the past few days. When you share an intimate moment with someone that you love, that you care about and you trust, you never imagine for one minute that that the footage may at one point be shared with the rest of the UK or even people around the world, so as you can imagine, it’s a pretty tough time for me.”
However, he hit back on twitter saying: “To find the truth both sides of the story should be heard b4 passing judgement #thatisall. I believe in silence being a sign of Integrity but in this case I guess I’ll have to speak up and Lay out the facts and let you guys decide. (sic)”