Emma Barnett: The Dappy syndrome - why are women attacking each other online to defend abusive men?
LAST week N-Dubz rapper Dappy (otherwise know as Costadinos Contostavlos), was found guilt of affray and assault by beating after an altercation in a petrol station. He now faces three years in jail.
The 25-year old rapper, who is the cousin and bandmate of X Factor judge Tulisa, was also cleared of two common assault charges after he was accused at spitting at two teenager girls - Serena Burton and Grace Cochran, both 19.
According to the prosecution, Dappy approached both of the girls who were sitting outside of the station shop on the pavement and tried to persuade them to get into his car with him and continue on to a party with him.