Nigella Lawson has been accused of lying about her drug use, as Charles Saatchi's court case against her former assistants continues...
Nigella Lawson has been branded a ‘liar’ in the latest twist to Charles Saatchi’s ongoing court case.
The TV chef has been accused of lying about the extent of her drug use, by Elisabetta Grillo, one of the former assistants on trial over fraud allegations by Saatchi.
Nigella, who recently admitted to taking cocaine a mere six times in her life, was accused of being a regular user of Class A drugs and had been known to smoke cannabis in front of her children, claimed Elisabetta.
Elisabetta then told the court she has come across evidence of drug use ‘once every three days’ but has never seen Nigella take drugs.
She allegedly saw ‘evidence of drug use’ both at Nigella’s home in West London and the mansion she later shared with ex-husband Charles Saatchi.
Elisabetta described finding banknotes, credit cards and CDs with white powder on them, as well as small envelopes containing cocaine tucked away in bathrooms.
She went on to describe Nigella’s marriage to the millionare art dealer Charles Saatchi as ‘not very happy’, while describing him as ‘shouty’ and belittling to both his wife and staff.
The accusations follow Nigella’s former claims that her ex-husband had ‘made threat to destroy’ her.
Elisabetta and her sister Francesca, both of Bayswater, West London, deny unlawfully spending £685,000 on credit cards loaned to them by 70-year-old Saatchi.
The case continues…