UK police say no further action against Nigella Lawson for drug-taking
LONDON (AFP) - British police said on Monday that they would take no further action against television chef Nigella Lawson after she admitted in court to drug-taking.
Scotland Yard said in a statement that pursuing Lawson risked deterring future witnesses from being candid in court due to the fear of prosecution.
Claims that Lawson was a habitual cocaine and cannabis user emerged during the trial of two personal assistants who were cleared last month of defrauding Lawson and her ex-husband, the wealthy art collector Charles Saatchi.
Appearing as a witness, Lawson, 54, insisted she was not addicted to drugs but had used cocaine and cannabis occasionally in the past.