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The Girl’s A Lout

by | 10th, October 2003

‘WHATEVER the outcome of Cheryl Tweedy’s trial for racially aggravated assault on a black toilet attendant, she will forever more be known as “the short fat one from Girls Aloud”.

Cheryl limbers up for a night out

That is how Sophie Amogbokpa described her to Kingston Crown Court yesterday as she told how Tweedy punched her in the eye in a row over lollipops.

Mrs Amogbokpa told the court that Tweedy and bandmate Nicola Roberts came into the toilets at a Guildford nightclub and both went into the same cubicle.

“The slim one Nicola came out of the cubicle first,” The Sun hears her say.

“She used some of the things put out, like cosmetics – and took some blusher and a bit of make-up. When the fatter, shorter one, Cheryl Tweedy, came out, Nicola asked her to pay.

“But she said she wouldn’t give me any money and she started picking things up herself. She took some lollies and some chewing gum and a bottle of perfume.”

Mrs Amogbokpa said Tweedy got aggressive when she tried to grab the lollies back.

“She was screaming, ‘You fucking black bitch, you fucking black bitch’ over and over again. Nicola was trying to restrain her and looked frightened at how abusive she was.”

Mrs Amogbokpa said in the commotion Tweedy punched her in the left eye.

“My eye was bruised and swollen for three to four weeks,” she said. “I had blurred vision. She made herself feel so high and made me feel so low as if I was rubbish.”

The Mail says Mrs Amogbokpa, a 39-year-old law student, originally told the police that Tweedy had called her “a fucking bitch”.

Or, to be more accurate, “a ******* bitch” – which, like seven blank tiles in a game of Scrabble, could say pretty well anything.

A university student, Lauren Etheridge, who was in The Drink nightclub at the time said she saw Tweedy, who was “completely paralytic”, hit the attendant but wasn’t aware of any racial aspect.

The short fat one from Girls Aloud, who wept repeatedly in court, denies racially aggravated assault causing ABH and assault causing ABH. The trial continues.’

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