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Nigella Lawson: Not proud of drug use but I'm not on trial

Published on Dec 6, 2013 6:37 AM
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British television chef Nigella Lawson arrives at Isleworth Crown Court in west London, Dec 5, 2013, as she prepares to give evidence for a second day in a case in which her two personal assistants (Elisabetta and Francesca Grillo) are accused of defrauding her and former husband Charles Saatchi. Lawson complained on Thursday that she was being treated more like a defendant than a witness in the trial of two assistants accused of defrauding her and ex-husband Charles Saatchi, after admitting she had taken cocaine. -- PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (AFP) - British celebrity chef Nigella Lawson complained on Thursday that she was being treated more like a defendant than a witness in the trial of two assistants accused of defrauding her and ex-husband Charles Saatchi, after admitting she had taken cocaine.

Lawson, whose private life has been splashed across the front pages of newspapers this week during the trial, said she was "not proud" of her occasional use of cocaine and cannabis in the past.

But after repeated questioning about drug-taking as she appeared as a witness at Isleworth Crown Court in London, the 53-year-old self-styled 'Domestic Goddess' said: "I really feel if you want to put me on trial, put me on trial.

"I don't feel it is right to have me here as a witness for the crown and treat me like this."

 
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