The “X Factor” judge said she is “devastated” after her former beau leaked the intimate footage online, addressing the sex tape scandal in a YouTube video.
Contostavlos, 23, reveals Justin as the mystery man in the naughty oral sex tape, stating, “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.”
“But I don’t feel I should be the one to take the heat for this or take the stick. He’s the one that took it upon himself to put it online and he’s now sitting in silence pretending that it’s not him on the tape when it is. I’m not going to sit here and be violated or taken advantage of by anyone.”
The N-Dubz singer says she made the decision to speak out about the tape because she feels so betrayed by her former boyfriend and wanted everyone to know who was behind the sex tape leak.
Tulisa said, “I wanted to set the record straight and I’ve been deeply betrayed by someone that I loved.
“Justin Edwards aka Ultra, who is my ex-boyfriend, has put it online and is the other person on tape so please judge the both of us. But I’d like to say, when you judge someone, it doesn’t define the person you are judging, it defines you.”
The singer holds up a photo of her ex in the video, stating, “Justin is someone I was seeing from the age of 17 on and off for many years. By the time I was 19, we were together for a year and a half, I practically moved in with him and I loved him deeply. We talked about marriage, we talked about kids.”
Contostavlos also reveals she was notified last year that he might be releasing the clip, saying, “Six months ago, I got a call from a mutual friend saying that apparently he has footage of me, that he’s been threatening to bring it out to ruin my career.”
“I confronted him, he lied about it. And here we are today and the footage is now circulating online.
“As you can imagine, I am devastated, heartbroken. When you share an intimate moment with someone that you love and care about and trust, you never imagine that footage will be shared with the world.”
Tulisa thanked her supporters, adding, “Lots of love to my fans, I apologize to anyone that this has offended. I know for a fact it will not happen again.”
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