‘X Factor‘ judge Tulisa Contostavlos has told Sean Smith, the author of her upcoming authorised biography, that she witnessed a stabbing and was almost shot a few years ago. In 2008 she was arrested after getting involved in an altercation where a man was stabbed she even had to take to the stand to defend former boyfriend Adam Bailey‘s in court. On the day of the incident, she and cousin Dappy were out in London celebrating a birthday when a row with 20 men started.
Tulisa has even admitted that instead of calling the emergency services first, she called her manager Jonathan Shalit. The author wrote: “Fortunately, on the night itself, Tulisa had the presence of mind to call Jonathan Shalit and any fallout was well-managed. Incredibly, the arrests of Tulisa and Bailey never made the papers at the time. That would certainly not happen today when she is a far bigger star.”
The victim of the stabbing, Mark Nagle, had to spend 2 weeks in hospital recovering. When she defended her boyfriend in court, who was charged with dangerous driving and wounding with intent, she told the judge: “All I heard was, “Where’s the ’ting? Buss it’ (Slang for ‘Where is the gun? Shoot it’).” When I heard that, I thought, “Oh my God, he’s got a gun.”‘ Tulisa informed the police the next day, and they were both arrested, and she was released after a matter of hours.