Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson's assistants cleared of fraud

Sisters Francesca (right) and Elisabetta Grillo arrive at Isleworth Crown Court in west London, on Dec 19, 2013. Two personal assistants to celebrity cook Nigella Lawson were found not guilty on Friday, Dec 20, 2013, of defrauding money from the
Sisters Francesca (right) and Elisabetta Grillo arrive at Isleworth Crown Court in west London, on Dec 19, 2013. Two personal assistants to celebrity cook Nigella Lawson were found not guilty on Friday, Dec 20, 2013, of defrauding money from their boss and her ex-husband Charles Saatchi following a trial that has gripped Britain with tales of drug use and marital strife. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (REUTERS) - Two personal assistants to celebrity cook Nigella Lawson were found not guilty on Friday of defrauding money from their boss and her ex-husband Charles Saatchi following a trial that has gripped Britain with tales of drug use and marital strife.

Sisters Francesca and Elisabetta Grillo were cleared of defrauding the couple of 685,000 pounds (S$1.4 million), saying there was an understanding they could spend anything on credit cards if they kept quiet about Lawson's drug taking.