Nigella Lawson opens up about drugs scandal in her first TV interview since appearing in court. See what the TV chef had to say...
Nigella Lawson has given her most open interview since being in court, admitting she felt mortified by the situation.
Appearing on Good Morning America yesterday, the TV chef spoke open and honestly about the recent trial of her former aides.
Making her first live TV appearance since the case, Lawrence said it had hurt to have intimate details of her personal life made public.
Admitting that she felt like she’d been put on trial, Nigella said: ‘Well, I did. It is one of the niceties of the English legal system that you are not allowed counsel if you are a witness.
Asked what it was like to be a witness in the trial, she added: ‘I can’t remember exactly because you’re so focused on answering the questions to the best of your ability that you don’t have an enormous awareness of yourself.
‘My only desire was to protect my children as much as possible which, alas, I couldn’t always do.’
‘To have distortions of your private life put on display is mortifying,’ the 53-year-old added. ‘But there are people going through an awful lot worse.’
The distressed star even managed to joke: ‘Since then I’ve eaten a lot of chocolate, had a very good Christmas and am into the new year.’
Nigella was accused of heavy cocaine use by her former personal assistants, Elisabetta and Francesca Grillo, who were on trial for fraud.
The sisters claimed that Nigella let them spend hundreds of thousands of pounds on Mr Saatchi’s credit cards in exchange for keeping quiet about her drug use.