The Girls Aloud singer accused of a racial attack on a nightclub toilet attendant was not "above the law" just because she was a celebrity, a jury was told yesterday.
Cheryl Tweedy, 20, had experienced a few weeks of "meteoric success" and was "full of her own self-importance" on the night she allegedly punched Sophie Amogbokpa, Kingston Crown Court heard.
Ms Tweedy, of Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne, is alleged to have punched Mrs Amogbokpa and left her with a black eye, after a row at The Drink nightclub in Guildford, Surrey, on 11 January.
The "intoxicated" pop star also hurled a "torrent" of insults at the attendant, including racist remarks, because she requested payment for a handful of lollipops, alleged prosecuting counsel Patricia Lees.
Ms Tweedy denies racially aggravated assault occasioning actual bodily harm and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.