She claims to have no regrets over her leaked sex tape but Tulisa Contostavlos may be a little more ashamed than she'd have fans believe - she slept on her bathroom floor for seven days after the video emerged.
The N-Dubz singer was filmed sharing an "intimate moment" with her rapper ex-boyfriend Justin Edwards and she hit the headlines when the clip went viral online.
And the "devastated" star has now given a frank account of how the publication of the private moment affected her.
She told The Guardian: "I slept on the bathroom floor for seven days... I just wouldn't go out of the house. Couldn't sleep. Didn't really want to eat anything. But I snapped out of it. I knew what I was doing. I knew in my head that I was depressed; I knew why I was depressed. It was all logical. I didn't want to smile. I didn't want to be happy...
"It was like a level of mourning, do you know what I mean? I needed to have my tears and tantrums, my bad moods, and get myself into a state to come back out of it. And I literally just woke up one morning, as happy as Larry, put on my best dress, makeup, full hair, 'OK, I'm going out.'"
The X Factor judge has obtained an injunction banning the publication of the tape and is reportedly suing her ex for £100,000.
And while she went through a rollercoaster of negative emotions after the film was leaked, Tulisa's mood lifted when she posted a video confession for fans.
She said: "Instantly the response started turning around, once I'd told the truth. Then the headlines were saying, 'Ah, poor Tulisa.' Which was the b**ody case, yeah!"
> IN PICS: TULISA'S STYLE
Tulisa arrived in LA at the beginning of February to record her debut album (Pic: WENN)
And only a few days in to her trip, she was doing a Katie Price and getting her hair seen to by top US stylists (Pic: WENN)
Getting her extennos sorted. (Pic: WENN)
In between recording sessions there was enough time to hit the town. (Pic: WENN)
Tulisa was all smiles on the trip despite her recent love split from boyfriend Fazer. (Pic: WENN)
But she batted off the attention of admirers at a pre-Grammys party. (Pic: WENN)
On her way out of the studio. (Pic: WENN)
Tulisa's style offensive was also much talked about as she showed off a stylish American wardrobe. (Pic: WENN)
Tulisa is so LA now she wears sunnies in the dark. (Pic: WENN)
On Valentine's Day Tulisa headed straight out on the town after leaving the studio. (Pic: WENN)
Partying with pals, it was a case of Fazer who? (Pic: Twitter)
Never far from her side was her PA and best mate Gareth Varey who also had a tattoo of her name done in his leg during their trip. (Pic: WENN)
And bumped into former <em>TOWIE</em> star Mark Wright. (Pic: Twitter)
With debut single <em>We Are Young</em> in the can, it was time to film the video. (Pic: Splash)
That's a lot of luggage there dear! (Pic: Splash)
Getting cheeky on the shoot. (Pic: Splash)
And of course Gareth had to get in on the action in the video as Tulisa showed off her curves in a swimsuit. (Pic: WENN)