Nigella Lawson's Personal Assistants Acquitted in Court

Celebrity chef allegedly approved expenditures to keep assistants quiet about her drug habit.
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up her next move. Her two assistants, winning an acquittal in court, saying they had approval to spend nearly $1 million. Lama hasan has been following this case since day one. Report My coffee ice cream. Reporter: Nigella lawson and ex-husband, multimillionaire, charles saatchi, have taken their former assistants to court, accusing them of swindling more than $1 million of their money. The prosecution arguing they spent that money without permission and were guilty of, quote, a greedy and fraudulent free-for-all. Then came the allegations of drug use, with an e-mail, written by saathchi, calling her high-jella. You were so off your head on drugs that you allowed the sisters to spend whatever they like. And I believe every word they said. Saachi took the stand saying he never saw her take drugs. And that e-mail was, quote, nasty. Nigella's explosive testimony followed. Forcing her to admit she used cocaine seven times during her life. And, quote, smoked the odd joint. The sisters fought back. Claiming it was more frequent. This has been a long, hard fight, played out in the gaze of the world media. Reporter: The sisters pleading not guilty. Their defense saying it is inconceivable that nigella did not know about their spending. It all came down to the assistants' word against their pormer bosses. And the jury believed the sisters. Issuing a scathing statement, nigella hit back saying, quote, I'm disappointed but unsurprised by this verdict. Adding, the jury was faced with a ridiculous sideshow of false allegations about drug use, which made focus on the actual criminal trial impossible. So, will the cook who brought us these delicious dishes be forced to throw in the towel? The good news for nigella is this trial happened in england and not the u.S. And I think she'll be able to come to the u.S. And, quote/unquote, start fresh. Reporter: Nigella will be back on our tv screens, hosting abc's "the taste," in january. I think the good news for nigella is that the trial is over now. And martha stewart bounced back. Nigella will probably be fine.

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