Lawyers for Tulisa Contostavlos took swift action after a video allegedly showed her performing oral sex on an ex-boyfriend.
The video, posted on a website named Not Tulisa, features a blonde-haired female, prompting suggestions that it could be the N-Dubz star prior to her role on ITV1’s The X Factor.
UK website pappzd.co.uk carried the video but later removed it, tweeting: “So ummm….. Tulisa’s lawyers just left our office after serving us a handwritten cease and desist notice. So basically we’ve had to take the video down.”
In a message on the seller’s website, it is noted that the video has been filmed “backstage at a music gig” on the unidentified male’s BlackBerry.
Having made the 6-minute, 35-second recording available to download for $5.99, the poster adds: “As Not Tulisa has gone on record saying she “has never allowed anyone to film her having sex”, this is definitely Not Tulisa. Just to make that clear. Not Tulisa, okay.”
Last August, it was reported that someone had tried to sell a BlackBerry-filmed sex tape for £500,000. At the time, a spokesperson for an “outraged” Contostavlos said that the footage was “100 per cent fake”, adding that she has “categorically never allowed anyone to film her having sex”.
Last week, Contostavlos hit back at her cousin and former bandmate Dappy, warning him not to “gass the fans” about the reasons behind the group’s split. A photograph of Dappy, wearingnothing but a baseball cap and sunglasses, was leaked online last year.
Representatives for Contostavlos said that they would not be commenting on “speculation about her personal life”.