A CHART-TOPPING pop star in Germany's most successful girl band is facing ten years in jail over claims she infected a lover with HIV. Sexy singer Nadja Benaissa is accused of having unprotected sex with three men despite knowing she had the virus. Benaissa, 26, and her girl band No Angels - the country's answer to Girls Aloud - shot to nationwide fame after winning a TV reality show. But despite her celebrity status judges in Berlin sensationally ruled Germany's biggest media outlet Axel Springer Verlag could not cover the trial. The singer's legal team argued coverage would breach her privacy and are now considering a request to widen the ban to all German media. Ban The ban currently covers the country's biggest selling quality daily newspaper Bild and a host of other in-house publications. Judges have been accused of interfering in the public's right to know. Bild editor Kai Diekmann said: "Posters of her are hanging in thousands of teenagers' bedrooms. She is a role model and there is no doubt about the right of the public for information. "This decision is an assault on press freedom." Media pundits have been bemused by the ban. The singer was only fully identified after leading state prosecutor Albrecht Schreiber confirmed her arrest. Meanwhile, it emerged today that mum-of-one Benaissa was once addicted to crack as a 14-year-old. Benaissa became a celebrity overnight when she and four other girls beat more than 4,500 rivals to win the first series of TV talent show Popstars in 2000. No Angels has sold more than five million records and has had seven number one singles and albums in Germany. Benaissa was arrested by plainclothes police at a Frankfurt nightclub on Saturday where she was due to give a solo concert. She was handcuffed backstage and taken away in an unmarked car. The same evening a judge issued a custody order, due to the "risk of reoffending". She is being held in a one-person cell in a women's prison near Frankfurt. Hizi sheria bongo zipo kweli...!