Former 'X Factor' judge Tulisa ordered to pay £70k for allegedly trashing rented flat

Tulisa Contostavlos has been ordered to pay over £70k in damages over claims she trashed her rented penthouse.

The former X Factor judge and N-Dubz star was accused by her landlord of leaving the three-bedroom apartment in north London in an "appalling unlettable condition".

Tulisa, 31, lived in the brand-new penthouse between September 2014 and July 2016. When she moved out, she left the fridge door ripped off, the bathroom sink smashed and stains and cigarette burns on the carpets and the bath.

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Landlord Andrew Charalambous sued the star for the costs of repairing damage done and "the loss of the replacement tenant to whom he had agreed to let the flat after she vacated it".

His barrister Max Thorowgood told the Central London County Court; "Miss Contostavlos, who is a pop star, had a lot of parties there."

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Tulisa performs during Manchester Pride 2019 on August 25, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shirlaine Forrest/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Tulisa performs during Manchester Pride 2019 on August 25, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shirlaine Forrest/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Tulisa performs during Manchester Pride 2019 on August 25, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shirlaine Forrest/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 21: Tulisa seen leaving GAY heaven nightclub on April 21, 2019 in London, England. PHOTOGRAPH BY Eagle Lee / Barcroft Images (Photo credit should read PALACE LEE / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 27: Tulisa Contostavlo attends the National Film Awards at Porchester Hall on March 27, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 24: Tulisa attends the Specsavers 'Spectacle Wearer Of The Year' at 8 Northumberland Avenue on October 24, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 09: Tulisa seen during Syco Summer Party at Victoria And Albert Museum on July 09, 2018 in London, England. PHOTOGRAPH BY Eagle Lee / Barcroft Images (Photo credit should read PALACE LEE / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 22: Singer Tulisa Contostavlos attends the PrettyLittleThing x Karl Kani event at Nightingale Plaza on May 22, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LEEDS, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 29: Tulisa Contostavlos attends the MOBO Awards at First Direct Arena Leeds on November 29, 2017 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Anthony Devlin/Getty Images)
Tulisa Contostavlos arrives at a studio in west London, to help with the recording of a charity single after Simon Cowell pledged to record a new track within the next few days to help raise funds for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. (Photo by Isabel Infantes/PA Images via Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 07: Tulisa Contostavlos attends the ICAP's 24th annual charity trading day in aid of Sentebale at ICAP on December 7, 2016 in London, England. The Sentebale charity, of which Prince Harry is Patron, supports orphans and vulnerable children in Southern Africa. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Tulisa Contostavlos poses backstage at G-A-Y on September 3, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Jo Hale/Redferns)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: (L-R) Jeremy Joseph, Tulisa Contostavlos pose back stage at G-A-Y on September 3, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Jo Hale/Redferns)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Tulisa Contostavlos performs at G-A-Y on September 3, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Jo Hale/Redferns)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: TulisaÊContostavlos attends the Notion Magazine issue 73 launch party at The Cuckoo Club on July 7, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Singer Tulisa Contostavlos arrives at Southwark Crown Court in London July 16, 2014. Contostavlos is on trial accused of being concerned with the supply of a class A drug. She denies the charge. REUTERS/Andrew Winning (BRITAIN - Tags: CRIME LAW ENTERTAINMENT)
Singer Tulisa Contostavlos arrives at Southwark Crown Court in central London April 22, 2014. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: CRIME LAW DRUGS SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT)
Singer Tulisa Contostavlos arrives at Southwark Crown Court in London January 9, 2014. Contostavlos has denied being concerned with the supply of Class A drugs, according to local media. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: CRIME LAW SOCIETY)
Singer Tulisa Contostavlos arrives at Westminster Magistrates court in central London December 19, 2013. Contostavlos has been charged with a drugs offence. REUTERS/Olivia Harris (BRITAIN - Tags: CRIME LAW ENTERTAINMENT)
Tulisa Contostavlos poses for photographers upon arrival for the National Film Awards in west London, Tuesday, 31 March, 2015. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
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Tulisa Contostavlos poses for photographers upon arrival at the Mobo Awards, in central London, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
Tulisa Contostavlos arrives for the 31st Sony Radio Academy Awards, in London, Monday, May. 13, 2013. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP)
Tulisa Contostavlos arrives for the Cosmopolitan Women Of The Year Awards at the V&A museum in central London, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
Tulisa Contostavlos arrives for the Pride of Britain Awards in Grosvenor Hotel, central London, which celebrate heroism and bravery, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
British singer Tulisa Contostavlos performs on stage at the 2012 Wireless Music Festival in Hyde Park, central London, Saturday, July 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
Tulisa meets 40 chosen lucky fans in the exclusive Samsung Experience Zone at Phones 4u, Oxford Street, on Friday, June 8, 2012, in London. The Samsung Experience Zone features the widest range of live Samsung handsets available for demonstration anywhere in the UK. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP)
Tulisa Contostavlos, a judge from the X Factor, arrives for the National Television Awards at the 02 Arena in east London, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
Tulisa Contostavlos arrives for the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards at a central London venue, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011. (AP Photo/Jonathan Short)
British singer Tulisa Contostavlos poses for photographers at the X Factor press launch, at a central London venue, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Jonathan Short)
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A lawyer representing Tulisa denied the charges and claimed: "She denies that any damage was caused by her or that any damage is over and above normal wear and tear."

But Judge Saunders ordered that the singer pay Charalambous a total of £70,832 – plus interest and legal costs.

A spokesman told MailOnline: "Tulisa categorically denies these claims made about her and the damage to the property.

"Due to a paperwork error, Tulisa has not yet had the opportunity to put her evidence before the court which she was hoping to do at trial.

"This latest judgment effectively prevents Tulisa from giving her side of the story. Tulisa's legal team are now appealing this decision and asking for a new date to be set."

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Tulisa Contostavlos makes a statement to the waiting media as she leaves Stratford Magistrates Court in London where she was found guilty of hitting Savvas Morgan during an altercation at V-Festival in Essex.

Tulisa rose to fame with the group N-Dubz before being signed up by Simon Cowell to become a judge on The X Factor in 2011, where she mentored the winning girlband Little Mix.

Tulisa was arrested on suspicion of Class A drugs in 2013 but the case was dismissed in 2014 because the judge believed prosecution witness Mazher Mahmood, an undercover reporter for The Sun newspaper, had lied in court. Mahmood – known as the Fake Sheikh – was later jailedfor tampering with evidence in Tulisa's drug trial.

Tulisa was convicted of assault in 2014 for hitting a celebrity blogger at a music festival a year earlier.

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