Friday, December 13, 2013

Nigella Lawson Accused Of Perjury

Nigella Lawson is being accused of lying on the stand during her testimony at the trial of her two former assistants. Although Nigella couldn't remember the exact number of times she used cocaine she estimated it was six or seven. On the stand today, one of those assistants testified that cocaine was everywhere in the house and she was always discovering new places that Nigella would hide it. Apparently it was never out of reach of wherever Nigella would be. The assistant also said though she never actually saw Nigella using coke but did see her smoke pot numerous times and would do it in front of her kids. I think Nigella used coke all the time and smoked pot all the time. I think any time you admit to using it, you probably used it a bunch. I think if you only used it once or twice in your life you would probably say that you never tried it.

53 comments:

Lucas said...

She may be a hot mess but good lord is the that woman beautiful.

Lucas said...

*that woman

I need more coffee. And I miss my phone that had a real keyboard.

aemish said...

This story is getting juicier and juicier..

FSP said...

I am now hungry.

Henriette said...

Has anyone seen pics of her family? Wow! Her sister, father, and mother are extremely obese. I was really shocked she is so small in comparison to them, which leads me to believe she is genetically inclined to be quite large. Maybe the coke helped her maintain her weight?

Katie said...

Did enty never go to college and not understand how the Internet works?

Plenty of people have tried coke a few times.

Katie said...

Does he not know what perjury is? I thought he was lawyer???

aemish said...

Perjury is lying under oath which is what Nigella is evidently being accused of..

aemish said...

That bastard really forced her hand suing the assistants when he was probably aware allll along that they were spending the money and was just saving that knowledge in his back pocket for a rainy day...

Rach Around said...

I can honestly say I've only tried it twice. Maybe her assistants are lying, thieving poo heads?

Sherry said...

Henriette...I've noticed that they shoot Nigella in close up so you cannot see hoe hippy she is. Maybe she looks thin but she's predisposed to be a bit heavy as well.

Eh who cares if she used coke? What does it matter?

Jonathan Andrew Sheen said...

So, wait, wait, let me get this straight:

One of the two defendants in a major trial for stealing vast amounts of money from Ms. Lawson, whose defense is, "Oh, she gave us all that, as repayment for keeping her supplied for her monster coke habit," is now saying she had a monster coke habit, and was lying when her testimony contradicted their defense?

Well, hell, that's the most credible possible witness, I can see why Enty is so eager to believe her!

When the Crown Prosecution Service brings perjury charges against Ms. Lawson, then I'll be interested. Right now, it's just a thief flailing trying to wriggle out of trouble.

rajahcat said...

she is a hot mess!!!

but I second that she is damn gorgeous---I used to laugh my ass off when Matt Lauer would lose his shit when she was on his show cooking. Man couldn't keep his inner beast controlled around her.....

Steampunk Jazz said...

Well of course THEY are going to say that, it's the key to their defense! And how is blackmail better then embezzlement, as a defense? Gifts, my ass.

aemish said...

I like Nigella Lawson -- uhhh, at least I think -- but I can never make it through a whole episode because her ingredient pairings are so often unappetizing.

For example, I just went to her website and the featured recipe is WARM SHREDDED LAMB SALAD WITH MINT AND POMEGRANATE (sorry for the caps, I copy/pasted)

Not to ruin your breakfast but you gotta see the photo:

http://www.nigella.com/recipes

Rach Around said...

Henriette, not being rude but I can't find any pics of her family being fat.

Count Jerkula said...

I know how it is ladies. When your hero's warts are shown in the light of day, it can cause major internal conflicts. I am still troubled by Andy Pettitte admitting to using PEDs. His honesty about it, his claim it was to heal quicker so he could help his team in a pennant race, and his testifying against Roger "scumbag" Clemens are only a small amount of salve for the wound.

That said, coke whore lie?? Yer kiddin me. It conjures memories of Lohan saying she hated coke.

Also, I think ENGLISH MUFFIN would be better on the front of some g-string panties.

Rach Around said...

Sherry - they do shoot her waist up and even when she's been at her heaviest, she doesn't show it so much on her face, and it doesn't hurt her norgs none either!

Cheryl said...

Nigella DOES struggle with her weight. About a year ago she was rather chunky. Doesn't anyone remember the blind about Kelly Ripa making fun of her?

Rach Around said...

Yeah she at one point could have worn a jumper that said "English Muffin Top". Her weight fluctuates.

Redheat said...

The appeal of Nigella has always been that she is very curvy and not ashamed of it. She eats with gusto, makes food seem sexy, and is beautiful to boot.
Like all british celebs, once they try to break into the US market, they get too skinny and start with the plastic surgery. That is why I like watching British TV, their actors are more real life, I get sick of all the stick thin, big lipped, botoxed things we produce...but I digress
I don't care if she takes drugs, her business, however, it would be very bad if she did it in front of her kids.
People also forget that she lost a sister and husband to cancer, and her mother wasn't very nice to her, so she has issues. I think many of us have been there regarding having the need to numb the pain by the use of drugs. Hopefully if anything, this will get her the help she needs.

Runswithscissors said...

Her mother died many years ago, nigella's weight comes from her father's side of the family, her mother was very thin and faulted nigella for having weight problems since she was a child. Nigella suffered eating disorders because if her mother shaming her constantly, they had a very strained relationship. Look up the interview somewhere in the Daily Times of London.

Steampunk Jazz said...

Hey reach! I truly hate cooks that look like they never eat..or ones that don't taste as they cook. What I would appreciate is a screwup show by a good cook, a how to fix accidents sort of thing.
Nigella has kept it together amazingly well considering she is a major pot/coke head in an abusive relationship while taping and producing a TV show... And BTW? Some people just got the big ass genetically. So?

caralw said...

If nobody has actually seen her use coke, I'm not sure how a perjury charge could be brought against her. I think her husband said the same thing.

Plus, she's not on trial here.

Susan said...

Nigella's a hot mess? What? She only fronts a multi-million empire while writing best-selling cookbooks and appearing on television programs. I don't consider that a hot mess. I consider it a kick-ass successful business woman.

I've been a fan of Nigella's for a good 12 years, when she was virtually unknown in the U.S. Her weight has definitely gone up and down. She was rather svelte in Season 1 of The Taste (which, despite her presence and that of Anthony Bourdain, was totally lackluster, IMHO). Anyway, I'm certainly not taking the word of an assistant accused of stealing a hefty chunk of change from Nigella. Doesn't even stand up to logic to take that testimony at face value. Likewise, I don't 100 percent believe Nigella's testimony either about the number of times she did cocaine. But Nigella is not the one on trial.

Doing drugs with or in front of your children just seems like such a bad idea. Yes, I have a glass of wine in front of my child, but am I wasted? Hell, to the no.

This story is so juicy. Nigella was rather reclusive during her career, so this is just fascinating to see play out. I hope it all works out.

Steampunk Jazz said...

@rach, sorry bout that. Autocorrect got me again!

Seven of Eleven said...

Any time you admit to using it, you probably used it a bunch, but if you only used it once or twice, you say you never did.

Huh? Not seeing the logic here. I can honestly admit that I've never used cocaine (not even once or twice) but if I had, I wouldn't lie and say I never did - but using this logic, if I said I did once, then I'm a liar who uses it all the damn time. Right.

MISCH said...

Geez I hate people poking around my house…darn snoops

Xanadu said...

With so much money flying around, the only thing that shocks me in this saga is that Nigella wears the same capsule wardrobe pieces in every series.

ethorne said...

I only read CDAN once or twice.

Steampunk Jazz said...

Me too. I learned grammar from. Hmm him mm him and spellings too

Renoblondee said...

I'm sorry, I'm with Enty on this one. If you say you've used coke 6 or 7 times you have used it much much more than that. I've never seen her on TV, so I don't know anything about her other than what is said here.

LetLoveRule said...

Never trust a thin cook.

Susan said...

Your skinny cooks can't cook stereotype is WRONG!!! The cinnamon sugar mini doughnuts I just whipped up are fab!!! Ditto for my beef veggie barley soup. And I've been commissioned by my fam too cook like half of the Feast of the Seven Fishes dinner this year. So, if a gaggle of old Italian broads think I can cook, I can cook, damn it!!

I don't 100 percent agree with the rationale of this original post: Number of times confessed to vs. number of actual times engaging in the drugs. But, I do think Nigella is not being truthful with her number of times due to image and all that.

Count Jerkula said...

@Susan: Ya know, that 7 Fishes thing is one of the main reasons I'm glad to be northern Italian. My family was never into that.

Kathleen said...

Yeah, I would take the word of somene who stole hundreds of thousands of pounds and is now scrambling to get out of trouble for it. Totally reliable.

Kassandra said...

If Nigella is/was such a coke fiend and used it all the time, i really think she'd be MUCH thinner than she has been.

I think people forget how big she was a couple years ago (burkini, anyone?). She has definitely lost a lot of weight since then (it was a big story for awhile how thin/fit she was becoming - i could buy that cocaine was a big part of that).

I definitely believe she probably used more than 6 or 7 times, but to be a "fiend," i'd really picture her to be much far thinner than she is.

P.S. - my parents smoked pot in front of me all my life, every single day, which didn't faze me. However, when they had parties/friends over, it was very upsetting to find my mom's small, decorative mirror with traces of white powder the morning after. it was *horrifying* the one time we were at a party with them and they used right in front of us (i was maybe 7-9 years old). it shook my comfort/safety level to the core.

auntliddy said...

But who is accusing her of perjury? The defense lawyer? Or just by virtue of the thief giving her version of events?

Count Jerkula said...

The "she's not skinny enough to be an addict" thing is BS. I have knew a chick who was 200lbs and spent every child support check she got on crack.

auntliddy said...

Sorry cassie. I just have to smile when i think if my parents, they drank socially, and the big thing my mother wld do is smoke a cigarette, lol. And really badly too, really awkward with cig, blowing the smoke out clumsily- it was really funny, lol

auntliddy said...

And Nigella ISNT on trial re: her coke usage. These leeches who posed as assistants are on trial for stealing huge sums of money. I dont care if she snorted all day;how does that give you free license to steal??!!

Dantheman said...

+1. Also if you were famous and had actually only done coke once or twice, I seriously doubt you would say that in court.

Kassandra said...

@Count - how tall was the girl you knew that was 200 lbs? If she was 5'9"/5'10" or above, that's actually not huge/obese at all.

Kassandra said...

There are always outliers. the majority of "coke fiends" tend to be on the average/thin side. Nigella is by no means thin, and kind of slightly above average (very big from her hips down).

Becca Parker said...

She's accused of perjury by either the two sisters, who are thieves, or the lawyer for the two sisters.
That's not a legitimate accusation.
Write us back when the Crown Prosecution Service files actual perjury charges against her, along with attempting the perversion of justice complaint [that's an actual British law] & she's arrested!

Count Jerkula said...

@kassandra: 5'5 or 6

Point is every addict isn't the same. Artie lange was 300lbs and addicted to smack. I had a buddy who dropped from 225 to 170 on smack. It all depenfs on the person and how they use.

Count Jerkula said...

@kassandra: 5'5 or 6

Point is every addict isn't the same. Artie lange was 300lbs and addicted to smack. I had a buddy who dropped from 225 to 170 on smack. It all depenfs on the person and how they use.

Kassandra said...

Losing 55 lbs is fairly major for anyone who doesn't weigh more than 300 lbs. Not trying to be argumentative, just saying.

Yeah, i know that addicts vary (to some degree), but i also know an awful lot about addiction, drug types, and weight loss from said drugs. And just about weight/metabolism in general.

If a girl was on crack and swilling down a bottle of vodka or 2 bottles of wine, then she'd be fat. Some people are hard-f'ing

Kassandra said...

-core. Stupid computer/keyboard. Time for a new tablet/PC.

Sandy said...

Wow. Why do you hate Lawson so much? Yes, I think the word of some cheesy disgruntled ON TRIAL assistant carries much more weight than Lawson's. There wouldn't even BE a trial of Saatchi hadn't insisted on it. The amount this woman and her partner stole was nothing more than a drop in the bucket compared to the gazillions Saatchi has.

Saatchi insisted on prosecuting these hags (over something that could have been resolved through credit card insurance) because he saw it as an opportunity to smear and humiliate the ex-wife who 1) got away from him, 2) outed him as an abusive narcissist, and 3) continues to be sympathetic and popular despite all his efforts to destroy her.

But my question is: why are you trying to help him do it?

Sandy said...

Up until about 2 years ago, Lawson WAS quite large. So if she's been a habitual coke user, she'd have be a lot thinner for a much longer time (rather like ex-husband Saatchi's new girlfriend Trinny from "What Not to Wear," who WAS a coke addict and still weighs about 90 pounds).

Nigella has only been "thin-ish" (she still wears a size 12) for about a year or two. Before that I think she wore a size 18 or 20.

Unknown said...

Yeah, these are the people who never mentioned drugs until a couple of months ago to any attorney, but it was something her abusive ex husband began as a smear to ruin her because she wouldn't defend his abusive behavior and he's angry she left him. Sorry when you just bring up something out of thin air, and remember they weren't even going to be charged but were going to work off the debt - that was negotiated and the accounting firm had worked out the details. After the marriage broke up the two thieves both refused to work for Saatchi if Nigella was no longer there to protect them from his abusive verbal attacks. Please these women are desperate trying to get out of years of prison time and have jumped on the smear Nigella wagon. I think many people especially wealthy and living in major cities had access. When I was working on the west side of LA at a nice restaurant during college I used to get tipped in coke from multiple regular customers. It was everywhere for over a decade. She was never arrested and has a successful career, not a drug problem, that's obvious. This is just abusing an already abused woman.

di butler said...

I hate cooking shows, but know her through odd bits that have slipped in, reading the Daily Mail, etc. I honestly don't care if she snorted up Big Crack Rock Mtn. None of its an excuse for her hubby who's a ginormous asshole.Also, have trouble taking thieves at the word, so...