Dappy, that most unlovable scamp from British group N-Dubz, has decided to plead not guilty to four charges of assault and affray at Guildford Crown court. As you will remember from various reports in the earlier in the week, the, err, he’s a rapper we guess (though we can’t rightly remember much of what he’s done musically), was accused of instigating a brawl after spitting in two women’s faces. Pretty unpleasant if it turns out to be true.

The Guardian reports that the charges levelled against Dappy – real name Costadinos Contostavlos – are that he was alleged to have approached two 18 year-old women in February last year and asked them to come with him; when they refused a fight apparently broke out between the star and his pals, with some other men who were presumably loitering about nearby.

"What very quickly became apparent was [that] however interested Mr Contostavlos might have been in the girls, they were not interested in him," prosecutor Brian Stork said on Tuesday (January 8, 2013). "So his attitude changed, and from being polite and inviting he became rude. He called the girls 'slags'. He described one of them as 'ugly'. And then as a result of one of the girls calling him 'boring', he [spat at them]." Dappy could faces up to six months in prison if convicted.

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