Nigella Lawson Denies Drug Habit, Then Admits Cocaine Use

TV chef says ex-husband is out to 'destroy' her

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Celebrity TV chef Nigella Lawson admitted Wednesday that she has used cocaine twice, after saying earlier in the day that her ex-husband’s allegations she has a drug habit are “false” and that he is trying to “destroy” her.

Lawson, speaking in the fraud trial of the ex-couple’s two former personal assistants, said that an email from ex-husband Charles Saatchi describing Lawson as “off her head on drugs” was completely off-base, and although she has used cocaine twice she is not an addict, BBC reports.

The email was brought up as evidence against the former personal assistants, who are charged with misusing funds and charging over 400,000 British pounds — or about $655,000 — of luxury items to Saatchi’s credit card. The assistants claim Lawson allowed them to use the credit cards in return for keeping her drug use a secret.

Lawson and Saatchi made headlines this summer with a nasty public divorce after photographers snapped pictures of Saatchi appearing to choke Lawson.

[BBC]

45 comments
Lola Lloyd
Lola Lloyd

What difference does it make? She works for a living. She's not stealing it. Her husband is a pig and he needs to be called on it.

Donna Creaser
Donna Creaser

Yeh Anna B! Same sentiments' sometimes we split & still love & respect the person for what we had! & do not want to harm them!

Donna Creaser
Donna Creaser

Totally agree Carmen' totally unacceptable! When you split you don't spill' if there is anything too' do it with dignity!! Whimp!

nn_ob
nn_ob

she snorts but she don't inhale


Millicent Mukami Kirathe
Millicent Mukami Kirathe

Is it the No. Of times taken that counts, or the fact that one actually took or indulged?

Omkar P Asthana
Omkar P Asthana

Too heavy price paid to be RICH &Famous ,watched Nigella on TVshows for a long time ,appreciate her culinary tastes &cooking skills but never thought it would cook so bad for her

Sidney Gilroy
Sidney Gilroy

Those two times. Once from 2001 to about 2013. And then yesterday.

Mark Cassidy
Mark Cassidy

We've all done one thing (or another) in the past that we can't claim to actively partake of now, surely?

Roslyn Evelyn
Roslyn Evelyn

Now how does that Sound?..Straight Cray Cray!!.. smh..lol

Carmen Jasper
Carmen Jasper

But this trial is not about her! I hope her former husband is swept up and consumed by the chaos and destruction he is causing. Its a shame that someone can so shamelessly manipulate the law for his own gain! Surely there should be a fine ..... Perhaps $1 000 000 for using the people' court to further a private agenda!

Helenann Peters
Helenann Peters

be careful what you tell your husband; he could rat on you when he becomes your ex-

Anna Baltazar
Anna Baltazar

I don't think it's relevant if she snorted cinnamon, nutmeg or cocaine. Nobody deserves to be beaten. Especially by someone who took a vow to love you for the rest of his life.

Barney Haynes
Barney Haynes

Is Nigella Lawson well known in America? I thought it was only us Brits who were lucky enough to see her big cakes bouncing around

Sorcha Nic Giolla Íosa
Sorcha Nic Giolla Íosa

I've been meaning to comment for a while, whoever is in charge of your FB page needs a raise....this is brilliant!

Michael J. Curtiss
Michael J. Curtiss

I never killed anyone except for that one time I murdered fourteen people.

Joel T Ornery
Joel T Ornery

Nigella Lawson meet Rob Ford, Rob Ford meet Nigella Lawson.

Jeff Hall
Jeff Hall

Whoever is in charge of social media for Time must watch lots of Fox news

Nabeel Allie
Nabeel Allie

Robert Berkeley Stransham Ford, please find this as funny as i do

Sean Nissen
Sean Nissen

I don't breath except those times I do

Christopher Babb
Christopher Babb

She could do it a hundred times, it's still a million times better than being a wife beater, like her soon-to-be ex husband.

Brent Varnadoe
Brent Varnadoe

Lol, I don't do drugs except for the times when I do do drugs.

Shelley Farrell
Shelley Farrell

so what????? who cares is right? WHAT IS WRONG WITH TIME LATELY??????

Joshua Lavian
Joshua Lavian

I don't do cocaine, I just love the way it smells.

Chu Bacha
Chu Bacha

tommy ford. Where the outrage on this?