In a high-profile court case, Cheryl was charged with racially-aggravated assault after an incident in a nightclub toilet in 2003. As the case went through the courts, Cole was eventually convicted of assault, and cleared of all allegations that the assault was racially motivated.
In Girls Aloud’s new autobiography, Dreams That Glitter, Cheryl admits she offered to leave the band, so as not to bring her bandmates down with her.
She explains that the incident occurred when she retaliated after being accused of stealing lollipops. The sexy X Factor judge also claimed that she didn’t know about the allegation of a racial element until a week later. While preparing her court case, she offered to leave Girls Aloud because she didn’t want the other four members affected by HER mistake.
Cheryl Cole admits that despite her now-criminal record, the experience has made her stronger.
I also want to point something out here, because ‘some’ fans still believe the attack was racially motivated. Please remember that Cheryl Cole is married to Ashley Cole, who is black (not sure exactly where he is from), but if she was at all a racist, I’m sure she would not of married the guy.
Perhaps one of the fans here could help me out on where Ashley Cole was originally from by posting a comment below…