Nigella Lawson Admits To Cocaine And Marijuana Use
Turns out Anthony Bourdain isn't the only one on "The Taste" who's dabbled in the nose candy. Nigella Lawson admitted in court that she's done cocaine on at least seven occasions.
"One time was when my [late] husband [John Diamond] knew his cancer was terminal, and he was introduced to it by a friend who thought it would help,'' said Lawson to the jurors, according to Court News UK. "And I did on maybe six occasions and joined in with him — it was a small amount. It gave him an escape, but I didn't want an escape because I had to look after him and the children."
Lawson testified due to the accusations come from two former assistants, Francesca and Eisabetta Grillo, that claim they were bribed to keep her drug habits a secret from her then-husband, 70-year-old millionaire art collector Charles Saatchi.
She may have fessed up to dabbling in drugs, but Lawsons stands firm in the fact that she did not authorize the assistants to spend more then $1 million that they spent in over five years on purchases, trips, and shopping.