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Chezza's Past Assault Conviction Could Affect Her Work Visa In The USA!

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Oh, no! But it was so long ago!

Cheryl Cole has reportedly accepted a position on the judging panel for the U.S. version of X Factor, but she may have trouble smoothly transitioning stateside due to an assault occasioning actual bodily harm conviction she has against her from back in 2003!

The arrest in question happened when Chezza was 19 and beginning her career with Girls Aloud. She was at a club in Surrey, and punched Sophie Amogbokpa when the bathroom attendant tried to stop the singer from taking a lollipop. She was then sentenced to 120 unpaid hours of community service!

Ridiculous, right?

However, U.S. law forces all visa applicants to disclose any convictions that they might have on their application forms, and in more serious cases, they must be appealed by authorities!

Visa and Immigration Lawyer Susan McFadden explains:

‘If the conviction is for something that triggers ineligibility the person would have to appeal for a waive.'

We seriously doubt that something as minor as a bathroom fight in a nightclub from over seven years ago will affect her work visa, but you never know!

Poor Chezza needs a break after the year that she's had, so we've got our fingers crossed that everything goes smoothly for her!

Hang in there, bb!

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67 comments to “Chezza's Past Assault Conviction Could Affect Her Work Visa In The USA!”



  1. 1

    Why should she be a JUDGE on OUR show…Nobody in this country even knows who she is



  2. 2

    Put this bitch in the toilet and flush it,you beat up a person over a damn lollipop.



  3. 3

    "We seriously doubt that something as minor as a bathroom fight in a nightclub…"

    Punching somebody in the face over a lollipop doesn't seem minor to me. It was a fucking lollipop for crying out loud! How hard up for candy do you have to be to resort to punching someone in the face???



  4. 4

    I'm not the biggest Chezza fan - but I get why she did it, damn bathroom assistant charged my £1 for a lollipop the other night! xD



  5. 5

    I just couldn't believe a really pretty girl like her would do such a thing as assult on someone.Then again I guess things aren't always what they seem to be!I'm sure as hell do hope she regrets that incident.Seriously you were in a British girl band that only the fans there listens to,but she probably didn't think we would know of her existence years later.It's just the price you pay if you want to behave or not as a celebrity.



  6. 6

    Personally I hope they don't stop her because frankly the UK are sick of her. She is the postergirl for Chavs.



  7. 7

    Poor, poor 'Chezza'…abusing a minimum-wage-making bathroom attendant over a fucking lollipop. The horror.

    What an ass she is.



  8. 8

    "We seriously doubt that something as minor as a bathroom fight in a nightclub…"
    Er - I think you protested a lot when Will.I.Am smacked you! Don't be starstruck!!



  9. 9

    requests for expungement can be expedetited in certain circumstances, if due to logevity, lack of evidence adding to the case concerning the victim or need to do international business. misdemeanor it sounds like and a letter tot he victim and the judge handling the case then would help, otherwise Hire a lawyer and go back to the table



  10. 10

    You know its only convictions with in the last seven years, that they care about so it probably wont effect her….and she was already punished for what she did……. Also I think more people should punch bathroom attendants There the most annoying thing in the world…cant dry your hands unless you give them money its total bs lol



  11. 11

    errrrm punching someone in the face because they wouldn't give you a lollipop is pretty serious perez.
    Also you forgot to mention she used racist slurs before punching the woman so it was defo more than just a minor incident!



  12. 12

    i meant to say negotiating table that is not a reflection of my bias as an Attourney, racial bias, gender or past history as a criminal defendant



  13. 13

    While i don't have any interest in this person for or against her, punching someone over a candy is something that says what type of person you are , we don't need more people like that in America .



  14. 14

    i thought you hated violence perez? you're still mad about the whole chris brown/rihanna thing! of course, domestic violence is NEVER acceptable, but why is Cheryl punching somebody 'minor'? Because she was 'only' a toilet attendant right???
    she's still a human being, and this was probably one of the most traumatising things for her to go through (look up the pictures of what your sweetheart did to that woman's face).
    I am British but I never have and never will condone what Cheryl did… sometimes i feel like I'm one of the few people here who still remember that she's an immature thug.



  15. 15

    i've acted as my own attourney plea bargaining with the judge in a case where i was a criminal defendant for the betterment of my standing in the matter, in los angeles superiour court was given a mandate to never buy or use long barrel weapons where i purchased and was waiting to receive a .357 short barrel revolver so the exception was made. have since held carry conceal licence CHL#32328



  16. 16

    this has now expired and i used it for years with no arrest



  17. 17

    even since then



  18. 18

    that would be cool if my next entrance my flight were detoured to los angeles to fufill my bail conditions or whatever. i would fufill it if could any way i would be glad to



  19. 19

    PUNCHING IN THE FACE A BATHROOM ATENDANT THAT IS THERE AS HER JOB, WORKING TO MAKE A LIVING, IT OS NOT A MINOR OFFENSE.



  20. 20

    I am an American living in the UK and i think cheryl is an amazing choice for x factor us as before she was a judge on the show it was boring and was not watched by many people now it is the biggest show. Everyone i know in the UK loves her they even call her the nations sweetheart. As for he conviction a lot of people make drunken mistakes at least she has learn from the. But it is a reminder to be careful what you do when your young becuse your past can come back to haunt you.



  21. 21

    she not only used PHYSICAL VIOLENCE against someone (like william did to you) she used racial slurs (Sophie Amogbokpa is black), she is a disgusting example of the tabloid press being able to turn someone from their real, vile persona into the nation's darling. You have such a short memory you're welcome to her.



  22. 22

    I don't understand why Perez is so desperately obsessed with Cheryl Cole. She is best friends with Will.I.am for goodness sake and I don't think he's going to want to share!!



  23. 23

    who is this lady????



  24. 24

    No comment about how violence isn't the answer?



  25. 25

    THANK GOD FOR LAWS!!!!! THAT'S ONE WAY TO KEEP THE NO TALENT ELECTRO POPTART AUTOTUNED LIP SYNCER OUT OF THE US OF A'S!!!!!!!!! THANK FUCK.



  26. 26

    She is and will always be a racist chav.



  27. 27

    I have asked british people that i know about her and they said she was lovely and down to earth. Apparently she was from the british version of the projects so was a bit rough but then she won a singing competition. It is a shame mistakes you make when your young can come back to haunt you but she must of changed alot otherwise simon would not have her on his show. I hope she does come to over here as there is nothing better than a british accent.



  28. 28

    So what she messed up when she was a teenager anddrunk she is not the first person and won't be the last. Get her over here she sounds a lot more exciting than most celebs here and she even seems to have turned perez straight.

  29. bumph says – reply to this


    29

    she was lucky she didn't get done for assault and battery. she's also shouted some horrid things to the toilet attendant. her record label stepped in and kept her from getting in to more serious trouble with the law. do your homework perez, it was not a pinch or a slap or a shove.

    also she's conniving. not an honest or giving person. it's all about her.



  30. 30

    Why Ridiculous??? She's not above the law because of her celebrity status…



  31. 31

    So it's ok for her to clock a bathroom attendant over a lollipop, but not ok for someone to smack your fat head for being a punk ass bitch?



  32. 32

    She should be refused entry to the country. Payback for the brits refusal to let Martha Stewart into England.



  33. 33

    I can't judge her when I was 19 i was a totally different person to the one i am now. I would hate to be judged on the person i was at 19. If she did payed her fine and did communitee service let her put it behind her. I havewatch one episode on the internet of th x factor and she seemed very nice and caring. Fergie and katy perry also said she was a very nice person. So let itgo.



  34. 34

    love you perez but don't be a effing hypocrite! have you even seen pics of that poor woman's face? not poor cheeza at all. in your very own words 'violence is never the answer.' unless that person is someone you adore? geez! you cried for WEEKS after you got tapped in the face. your face looked nothing like this woman's face did after 'poor cheeza' got into a 'minor' bathroom fight. really? REALLY? in lieu of continuing on my rant at your hypocrisy, i will follow my mom's advice and not say anything else since i have nothing nice to say right now.



  35. 35

    This bitch needs to stay where she is. Nobody gives a shit out here.



  36. 36

    So leave her alone you can't judge her on what she did as a teenager she obviously hasn't done it again.At least she learns from her mistakes.



  37. 37

    You're the hugest hypocrite I've ever seen. You usually preach that violence is NEVER the answer yet, since this is Cheryl Cole, whom you love so much for some unexplicable reason it's okay that she punched someone?? How much is Cole paying you to be up her butt??



  38. 38

    Re: truth in life – Do you think we give a fuck about all the Americans that come our way? No we don't.



  39. 39

    Ridiculous? She's ridiculous for punching someone over a damn candy. Bitch.



  40. 40

    Lot of folk calling you hypocrite and they're right. "Violence is NEVER the answer" is something you keep rattling off and then you step back on this Geordie bird, cos? I've never read the comments from your "posse" before, but from the reaction to this they see you for what you are.



  41. 41

    Dearest Perez,

    Who the fuck is this girl? No one cares. Why do you peddle non-talent? I don't get it. Did she let you kiss her ass once and now you're her biggest fan?

    Love,
    Your readers.

  42. uyeah says – reply to this


    42

    Yet Obama lets gangster thugs, terrorists and other illegals just walk unimpeded on across the border and will prosecute anyone who tries to stop them.



  43. 43

    Perez violence is never OK. If you look at the pictures of the woman's face Cheryl went way overboard for a lollipop of all things?!! I honestly think of your strong stance against Chris Brown, and I find it hard to believe that you'd ever say, Oh Rihanna, get over it, seven years really?!! This is beyond hypocritical of you.



  44. 44

    If she had called a gay man the f word instead of calling
    a black woman a jigaboo and black bitch….you would want her head on a platter.
    Way to watch out for all minority.

    If this was Chris Brown…you would be all againest him not having this job and all for the government not letting a convict have an american work visa.

    holy shiz.



  45. 45

    Wow Perez you're sickening. You're so biased it's unreal.
    What happened to 'violence is not the way'? I think Will.I.Am should punch you again just to refresh your memory.



  46. 46

    Can't stand her, you're more than welcome to her if it means we don't have to see on the TV and read about her all the time. I'd like to know who decided she was the 'nations sweetheart' as well, probably something Simon Cowell started. Take her away from us! Please!!



  47. 47

    'Poor Cheryl' have you even seen a photo of Sophie Amogbokpa after the assault? ABH isn't 'minor' in the least.

    Your a hypocrite. Didn't you get hit a while back and said 'violence is not the answer'?

    Cheryl isn't the victim. She assaulted a women.



  48. 48

    Yes, please Perez, how did you forget she racially abused the woman????
    And it was not centuries ago!!!
    I was quite amazed how people forgave her so quickly!
    She is all sweetness and light now, but if she has problems with her visa for that, then so be it, she claims to be the girl-next-door, let her be!

  49. Twime says – reply to this


    49

    What about the racist slurs she used against the poor woman?! I hope she goes over to your side of the pond and stays there. Can't wait to be rid of her.



  50. 50

    The problem with Cheryl Cole is that she is not sorry in the slightest about punching the toilet attendant in the face. In fact, read Vogue magazine, she has said she would do it again. This interview was during the last year so she's learnt nothing since she was 21 and actually did the crime. She's said the woman hit her and she retaliated. But look at the photos. The toilet attendant is fairly large and Cheryl pretty tiny but there's not a mark on Cheryl and the woman was lucky not to lose her sight or her eye!

    Please accept her into your country and keep her. She can't sing, nor dance and has a violent temper. We don't need her like here in the UK!



  51. 51

    Cheryl would be a disaster on US Xfactor, A) they wouldnt be able to understand her - Ant And Dec werent successful over there and in my opinion they have a milder accent than her, B) No-one knows who she is.



  52. 52

    What happened to "Violence is never the answer" ?



  53. 53

    Why is it ok for Cheryl Cole to beat up an older defenceless woman over a lollypop, hurl racist abuse at her and generally act like a spoilt arrogant bitch but it's not ok for Rhianna for instance, to get hit? Is Perez saying it's ok if you're famous and hit a non-famous person? Personally I hope she gets her visa and stays in the US - I would be overjoyed to see the back of this overhyped tart who - let's face it - can't sing and has not talent whatsoever…please just make her go away



  54. 54

    Re: paris smith der wikileak – Mate…seriously…the poor woman was left bruised and traumatised - why is it ok to pass over that? All because Cheryl Cole/Tweedy was a coke fiend



  55. 55

    Re: XX55kayXX – Really? It was one of the highest rating shows before she went on it anyway - she got on there because she knows how to suck up to Simon Cowell - I know of alot of people who stopped watching because they can't stand her



  56. 56

    Re: paris smith der wikileak – TROLL!!!!!!!!!!



  57. 57

    Re: redpool – She wasn't drunk - she was on cocaine



  58. 58

    Ooh wow you happened to forget it was a racial attack on the toilet attendant? At the time she was perhaps a C list celeb, and yet she still didn't think and punched the poor woman in the face. She's nothing but a chav with a good stylist, none of it is her own.



  59. 59

    She beat the shit out of the toilet attendant, called her jiggaboo and a black bitch, that's minor? You're such a hypocrite



  60. 60

    Whilst I have been reading Perez's site for around 3 years now, I've never felt compelled to comment until now. What Perez neglected to mention that whilst Cheryl DID assault an innocent toilet attendant (who was just doing her job!) she also racially abused her…a little fact that I think speaks volumes about her character. Also, the photo of the abused attendant was circulated around all the papers and her face was completely messed up. Hardly lady-like behaviour. Not everyone in the U.K likes Cheryl Cole. Yes, she is pretty but she isn't talented, is insincere and only cares about furthering her career in America



  61. 61

    Re: perezhiltonisacock – People always leave out the fact that she racially assaulted the woman too!! It drives me insane



  62. 62

    you people are so annoying. Cheryl was only 19, and she was drunk. I'm not saying what she did was okay AT ALL, but give the girl a break. Do you all want to be judged for the rest of your lives for what you did as a teenager?!? Get over yourselves.



  63. 63

    I wish this retarded bitch would stay in the UK.



  64. 64

    Not 'ridiculous', Perez. Rules are rules! She has a criminal record - end of.



  65. 65

    Ugh, I don't understand how anyone can like her! She's just a scumbag with a good stylist and a bad singing voice! Possibly the most un-talented person on the planet! How they allow HER to judge other people i'll never know!!!!



  66. 66

    where to start with this little slag… she has no talent what so ever, she cant sing so why the hell is she judging a talent show? another thing is she only married ashley cole to prove to the UK that she isnt a racist! how dare she be allowed to get away with beating someone up cause she is famous… if one of us did it am sure we would still be paying the price?



  67. 67

    LOL at her fat injections so obvious when she used to have a face like skeletor and a monkey. Ew Xfactor 2008 and some past GA appearances proved her to be really ugly. Anyways, she got in trouble when she was 20 not 19. Get your facts straight. And actually her personality on this years Xfactor proved her to be even more self absorbed, ridiculous and more distasteful than usual. Cheryl is a mega bitch.