16:02 23 July 2014
Documents related to Tulisa’s cocaine trial that were submitted to Judge Alistair McCreath show that the singer’s barrister, Jeremy Dein QC, claimed Mahmood and his team tried to entrap Tulisa and suggested “sex for payment” for a fake movie role.
Court documents also alleged that Tulisa feared an undercover journalist was drawing her into “celebrity prostitution” during a botched sting on the star.
The document continues: ‘TC was accompanied to the lavatory by Nish (Mahmood’s colleague). There, Nish told TC that she could expect a fee of £3.5m for her part in the film.
“Nish pretended that she really wanted TC to get the part and commented that TC needed to show she was suitable for the role.
“Nish said words to the effect that TC should remember her past.
“This was highly manipulative conduct designed to lure TC into further drug-related talk and activity, while creating an enormous financial incentive for her to do so.
"TC responded to Samir’s luring and ‘egging on’ by talking further about cocaine, believing that this was what Samir wanted to hear, she hoped to increase her prospect of securing the part by doing so, and believed she could.
“In addition, TC recalls that Samir diverted the conversation to celebrity prostitution, with reference to someone known to Samir.
“TC understood Samir to be hinting at sex with TC for payment.”
On Monday, News UK announced that controversial undercover reporter Mahmood was “suspended pending an immediate internal investigation” after claims he lied to the court.