Nigella Lawson Did Cocaine Every Day for a Decade, Says Her Ex

Accusations fly in a bitter court hearing that included allegations of drug abuse and poisoning

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Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson was rebranded as “Higella” by her ex-husband Charles Saatchi, in a bitter court hearing on Tuesday.

According to the Daily Mail, Saatchi claimed that Lawson was “off her head” on cocaine and prescription drugs every day for a decade, that she allowed her assistants to spend $487,000 on luxury travel and designer clothing, and that she poisoned their 19-year-old daughter with drugs as well.

The allegations emerged as Lawson prepared to testify against the “Grillo sisters,” two of her former assistants who are charged with defrauding the couple with massive expenditures on a company credit card. Saatchi came to their defense, claiming that Lawson might have approved of the spending spree as hush money to hide her addiction.

Saatchi and Lawson divorced shortly after a paparazzo photo surfaced in the tabloids, in which Saatchi appears to be gripping Lawson’s throat at a London restaurant.

[Daily Mail]

4 comments
FreeYourMind
FreeYourMind

Funny how the comments run to the defense of the woman...any sane person would be cautious of making these bombastic accusations if there were little to no merit to them. If the allegations are true, have the coke-head sent to rehab...on her own expense.

rihannk
rihannk

Mr Saatchi be a man.  This is not how a successful man fights a divorce case.  This is how a guy not sure of himself fights a divorce case.  

Openminded1
Openminded1

Her husband is alair trying to discredit her, so he can save a few bucks. he is a brutal woman beater.

crlamury
crlamury

There are always 3 sides to every story, or in this case perhaps 5 in addition to the unedited truth.  Nonetheless, if the accusations are not true about Nigella, I certainly hope that she will sue her former spouse for defamation of character.