Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Ugly Divorce Exposes Drug Use Exploitation of Employees
‘This evidence is of substantial importance as it explains why Miss Lawson had consented or appeared to consent to their expenditure – as the defendants were intimately connected to her private life and were aware of the drugs use, which she wanted to keep from her then husband Charles Saatchi.’
Ten days ago, the Crown described the Grillos’ drug claims as ‘scurrilous’. Judge Johnson not only banned the allegations from being raised in court, but imposed a reporting restriction.
On Monday, however, it emerged that Mr Saatchi had told his ex-wife he believed the cocaine claims against her and the judge yesterday ruled the sensational ‘bad character’ allegations were admissable.
'Hi-gella! She was off her head on drugs, poisoned her daughter and trashed her life': Saatchi tells court ex-wife's 'drug habit meant she let assistants blow £300,000 on taxis and clothes'
Nigella Lawson 'took cocaine, cannabis and prescription drugs'
Two PAs had a 'tacit agreement' they could spend whatever they like on credit cards in return for keeping Nigella's 'guilty secret', court hears
Italian sisters Francesca and Elisabetta Grillo 'spent £300,000 on designer clothes and first-class air travel using their company credit card'
Court hears her ex-husband Charles Saatchi branded her 'Hi-gella'
He was 'astounded by the alleged scale of drug use', court told
Grillo sisters are set to stand trial for fraud at Isleworth Crown Court
They were treated as 'pawns' in bitter break-up battle, defence claim
By NEIL SEARS
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 10:04 EST, 26 November 2013 | UPDATED: 23:03 EST, 26 November 2013