Nigella Lawson’s Assistants: Innocent of Fraud

Posted Friday December 20, 2013 11:43 AM GMT

There’s all kinds of drama going on in Nigella Lawson's life these days, and it turns out her former assistants aren’t guilty of fraudulently spending $1.1 million of her money.

According to a report, Francesca Grillo and Elisabetta Grillo are innocent of the allegations levied against them, and they told the court that Nigella authorized them to use the cash in order to hide her own cocaine use.

The Grillo’s lawyer Richard Cannon told press, “They are naturally relieved after a long, hard fight played out in the gaze of the world’s media.”

Lawson and her former husband Charles Saatchi were thrust into the limelight after he was spotted choking her outside a restaurant in London earlier this year.

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