Nigella Lawson's Assistants Found Not Guilty

Hired help claim they were allowed to spend over $1 million on themselves.
3:00 | 12/20/13

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And now, next tonight, we take you to london, where there was a verdict in the trial, that had everyone in england talking. Nigella lawson, celebrated chef, and her husband, in a courtroom drama against their assistants. Abc's lama hasan tells us why the jury sided with the employees. Reporter: It was the case that pitted the super wealthy against the hired help. The two assistants accused of embezzling more than a million dollars of their former boss's money. Coffee ice cream is really so simple. Reporter: Money that belonged to celebrity tv cook nigella lawson and former husband, multimillionaire, charles saatchi. After explosive testimony here in court, the jury did find the sisters were telling the truth but not before the world heard sordid accusations about the tv star's lifestyle and marriage to one of the richest men in britain. The assistants insisted they didn't steal the money. This has been a long hard fight played out in the world's media. Reporter: One of the sisters seen here on nigella's tv show, the two said they were allowed to spend it in return for not telling saatchi about what they alleged was nigella's frequent drug use. While the assistants never witnessed nigella actually taking drugs, they did describe finding evidence, rolled up bills with white powder lying around the house. The self styled domestic goddess hit back today saying, quote, i am disappointed but unsurprised by this verdict. Adding, the jury was faced with a ridiculous side show of false allegations about drug use, which made focus on the actual criminal trial impossible. But what's clear tonight, the focus remains squarely on nigella. Lama hasan, abc news, london.

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