Nigella Lawson Under Investigation for Alleged Drug Use

Posted Sunday December 22, 2013 2:45 PM GMT

Though it was her former assistants who were on the defense in a trial earlier this month, Nigella Lawson's statements under oath have caused law enforcement to investigate her alleged drug use.

Though both ex-employees were acquitted of fraud, the celebrity chef's testimony about having done cocaine in the past and smoked marijuana occasionally drew the attention of police.

In a statement, London's Metropolitan Police said that a 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."

There is insufficient evidence to charge her thus far, but additional information discovered in the investigation may prompt criminal consequences for the "Taste" judge.

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