Nigella Lawson 'let the children smoke weed', former PA tells court in Saatchi fraud trial
Nigella 'used drugs every three days at family home'
Nigella Lawson allowed her children to smoke marijuana, the television cook’s former personal assistant told a court today.
Giving evidence at her fraud trial, Elisabetta Grillo, was quizzed about a transaction she made in the duty-free department of a New York airport, where she spent £70.
Asked what she had spent the money on, the 41-year-old told the prosecutor lawyer Jane Carpenter: “It was cigarettes for the children. I bought them there and Nigella allowed me to buy."
Ms Carpenter responded: "What on earth do you think you were doing buying cigarettes for underage children?," to which Ms Grillo replied: "Well, if Nigella Lawson let them smoke weed."
Before Ms Grillo’s response, there was an audible gasp of “Oh my goodness” from her defence team.
At this point she was interrupted by Judge Robin Johnson who said: “Miss Lawson allowed them to smoke?” Grillo replied: “yes.”
The case subsequently adjourned for lunch and Elisabetta will continue giving evidence after the break.
Boris Nemtsov shot dead: Outspoken Putin critic who had expressed fears for his life is killed near the Kremlin
PornHub turns masturbation into energy in bid to save the planet
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'
White and gold or blue and black – what colour is the dress? An eyewitness gives a definitive answer
Saudi Muslim cleric claims the Earth is 'stationary' and the sun rotates around it
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
Half of Ukip voters say they are prejudiced against people of other races
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
'Cash for access' scandal: Sir Malcolm Rifkind says 'unrealistic' for MPs to live on £67,000 salary
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
- 1 Forget 'The Dress': Here are five of the biggest news stories you might have missed
- 2 The black and blue dress: Makers considering a white and gold version
- 3 PornHub turns masturbation into energy in bid to save the planet
- 4 The remarkable archaeological underwater discovery that could open up a new chapter in the study of European and British prehistory
- 5 Saudi Muslim cleric claims the Earth is 'stationary' and the sun rotates around it