Nigella Lawson Alleged Drug Use Under Investigation By London Police
Nigella Lawson is under investigation for alleged drug use. The celebrity chef admitted under oath earlier this month that she’s done cocaine in years past and smoked the occasional joint during a trial against her former assistants, who were accused of fraud. Both ex-employees, who were acquitted of the charges last week, had accused Lawson of a habitual drug problem during the trial.
In a statement late Saturday, London’s Metropolitan Police said that a special team will “examine all the evidence emerging as part of a review into this matter and in conjunction with the Crown Prosecution Service will determine an appropriate way forward.” Thus far, the testimony has not been cause enough to file any charges against the “Taste” judge, but will be reviewed again in the new investigation.
“The senior investigating officer received legal advice that the witness’s admissions did not by themselves provide sufficient evidence to bring charges,” reads the statement. “On that basis therefore, and in absence of any other corroboration, there is no imminent prospect of a prosecution being mounted.” Lawson has insisted she is not a drug addict, and said in a statement following the trial that the claims made were “deliberately designed to destroy my reputation.”