Nigella Lawson admits to cocaine use

By Kyle Johnson,

The Taste judge and chef Nigella Lawson testified in court on Wednesday that she had used cocaine.

While admitting to having taken cocaine, Lawson did deny being a habitual user as she has been accused, The Associated Press reports.

The embezzlement trial against two former assistants focused on her relationship between her and ex-husband Charles Saatchi. Before their divorce, a picture showing Saatchi grabbing Lawson by the throat outside of Scott's restaurant. "He told everyone that he was taking cocaine out of my nose at Scott's when he knows that is a lie."

She added that Saatchi had tried to spread "false allegations that I was a habitual user." The celebrity chef noted, "People who do that are a lot thinner than I am. I have never been a drug addict."

As previously reported, Lawson testified that Saatchi had told her that she better help him clear his name after the picture was published or he would "destroy" her.

Lawson has been embroiled in a suit against two former kitchen assistants after a suit was filed against them that they had defrauded Saatchi by using his company credit card for their personal use. They countered that Lawson had told them to use the card so long as they kept quiet about her daily drug abuse.

image: ABC


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