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Nigella Lawson Faces Cocaine Investigation

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Just days after Nigella Lawson’s two assistants were cleared of their fraud charges, British police have said they will be investigating the chef for cocaine use. The Metropolitan Police plan to check out “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.” They have no plans to prosecute Lawson at this time.

Nigella Lawson admitted to occasional cocaine use during the trial of her former assistants, Francesca Grillo and Elisabetta Grillo. She did speak out against accusations on behalf of the assistants, claiming she was a habitual drug user, however.

Meanwhile, life seems to go on for the famous chef. Her Twitter posts are void of any negative or defensive comments, but rather filled with a wealth of decadent holiday dishes instead.

Following the trial of Nigella Lawson’s assistants, she issued a statement to the media.

“My experience as a witness was deeply disturbing. When false claims about habitual drug use were introduced I did everything possible to ensure the (Crown Prosecution Service) was aware of the sustained background campaign deliberately designed to destroy my reputation,” she wrote.

It will be interesting to learn exactly what–if anything–the police turn up in this cocaine investigation. Do you think it will serve to only smear Nigella Lawson’s name even more, or might it turn up a few things about the renown chef she’s trying hard to hide?

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Nigella Lawson Faces Cocaine Investigation
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  • Sally

    Good grief. Let’s get rid of all of the people in the public eye — hollywood, politics, etc — who ever did any kind of drugs, whether casual or habitual. We would then have just about no one left. As long as she performed her job and it’s responsibilities, I don’t give a crap what she does on her own time. I enjoy watching “The Taste” largely because of her presence, and have enjoyed her cooking shows for years. It’s bad enough she had to have her private life with an abusive husband smeared in all the headlines, now just leave her alone.

  • http://yahoo mike

    i thought it was an accepted practice for celebs to boast of their drug use. what makes her different?

  • dick

    wonder if they investigate all the gangster rappers and pop stars that talk about smoking weed, doing coke and banging heroin….

  • http://n/a harddazeknight

    It would seem that the author, Kimberly Ripley, an unattractive frog faced mother of five from New Hampshire, thinks that the investigation has only two possible outcomes for Ms. Lawson. The first being that Nigella’s name will be smeared even more. While I acknowledge the enormous effort by her trollish ex-husband to mastermind the smear campaign, I really don’t think it’s been all that effective in the resultant public reaction to the assault on Nigella’s reputation. It appears that Nigella is better known and more highly regarded now than ever before. The second possible enumerated by Ripley is that the investigation will turn up even more wrong doing that Nigella is trying hard to hide. I get the feeling that Ripley really doesn’t like Nigella, a highly successful author with over 2 million books sold. Jealousy, perhaps?