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.
Isis 'jihadi bride' claims forced sex with Yazidi girls is never rape because Koran condones it
Woman accidentally shoots herself in the head while posing for a selfie
Isis burns woman alive for refusing to engage in 'extreme' sex act, UN says
Puerto Rico, island of lost dreams: People are leaving the debt-hit territory in droves as near neighbour Cuba's star rises
16-year-old girl beaten and burned alive by lynch mob in Rio Bravo, Guatemala
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
- 1 Isis 'jihadi bride' claims forced sex with Yazidi girls is never rape because Koran condones it
- 2 Art Garfunkel calls Paul Simon a 'monster' with a Napoleon complex
- 3 Woman accidentally shoots herself in the head while posing for a selfie
- 4 Isis burns woman alive for refusing to engage in 'extreme' sex act, UN says