The charges she faces deal with "racist violence and harassment", according to the law.
They are slightly different from other assault charges because the maximum punishment is higher - two years in prison and/or a fine.
Dressed for it
Cheryl, who arrived at court in a car with blacked out windows, was sensibly dressed for court in a long jacket, shades and trousers.
She'll now have to wait until 4 April to go back to court again when the case will be heard properly.