Nigella Lawson's Ex-Husband Has 'Never, Never Seen Any Evidence' Of Drug Use
The ugly allegations of rampant drug use against celebrity chef Nigella Lawson have taken another interesting turn: now her ex-husband is denying any evidence of Lawson's drug habit. Variety reports that art dealer Charles Saatchi told a London court that, "[he has] never, never seen any evidence of Nigella taking any drug whatsoever."
The statement was delivered during the trial of sisters and former Lawson assistants Francesca and Elisabetta Grillo, who are charged with using company credit cards to rack up over $1.2 million in purchases. The sisters claimed they were free to buy whatever they want, so long as they kept quiet about Lawson's alleged drug use.
Saatchi's statement would, of course, contradict an email he sent to Lawson on October 10 that mentioned her alleged habits.
"Of course now the Grillo sisters will get off on the basis that you, [and daughter] Mimi were so off your heads on drugs that you allowed the sisters to spend whatever they liked," Saatchi wrote. "And yes, I believe every word they have said."
Lawson and Saatchi separated in June after Saatchi was photographed choking Lawson in the middle of a busy restaurant. After the split, Lawson moved to L.A., where she has served as a judge on the television series "The Taste."
Despite the allegations against Lawson, ABC has said that there are currently no plans to cancel "The Taste."