Friday, December 20, 2013

Nigella Lawson's Former Assistants Found Not Guilty

A jury in London this morning found Nigella Lawson;'s two former assistants not guilty of stealing almost $1.5M worth of goods and cash from Nigella's ex-husband. The trial was an expose more about Nigella than a trial about stealing stuff. The two women claimed they were given permission to use the credit cards of the family to hide Nigella's drug use and apparently the jury believed the assistants and didn't believe Nigella when she said she only used coke six or seven times and pot not that often. the assistants said Nigella uses coke every day and smoked pot in front of her kids.

28 comments:

Count Jerkula said...

OH SHITS!

Lemme hear all the yappin again that the broad was set up. Jury say "NO". LOL!

Seven of Eleven said...

This broad's yappin! They turned a criminal trial into a circus event where Nigella was on trial, not the assistants, because her douche bag of an ex wanted revenge in the court of public opinion.

Vita19a said...

So does this mean that Nigella colluded with the sisters to defraud her husband, since he clearly did not give permission.

Count Jerkula said...

I don't think there was any fraud. Probably marital assets that she had the right to spend, but was shady as hell in doling it out and trying to hide it and her drug use.

Bacon Ranch said...

Wow, if that isn't a "I'm scared beyond belief" picture, I don't know what is.

Harry Knuckles said...
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Harry Knuckles said...

Nigella's gotta be a lot of fun to party with.

Count Jerkula said...

Link is beat Harry

Jonathan Andrew Sheen said...

Yeah, I've got say that it seems to me the jury blew this one. The defense was like a Perry Mason fan fiction plot. It's absurd that a jury bought it.

auntliddy said...

I ta with seven of eleven, husband a spiteful bitch who wanted to embarass her. If anyone should be embarassed, its english jury that didnt find them guilty. Nigella's behaviour has not to do with them stealing from her. Shame on them and jury.

Count Jerkula said...

@Liddy: They didn't steal, they were given hush money. The hubby pressed charges in a desperate attempt to claw back some of the cash.

Sometimes the truth hurts. I was crushed when I heard Hulk Hogan wasn't all about the Prayers, Working Out and Vitamins, but about Pot, Miller Lite and Steroids. One of the tough parts of growing up is finding out your heroes aren't perfect.

Violet said...

Way to go enty - I'm not entirely sure that it's relevant to the verdict whether the jury believes that Nigella shoots up heroin hourly or never so much as takes an aspirin for a headache. Pretty much completely irrelevant to whether these women defrauded or not.
Anyway in the UK at least Nigella is the only one of any of this lot that appears to have public support.

Cecilia00 said...

Let's say she was doing that much weed and coke. STILL not a justification for her husband choking her. Demanding rehab, divorcing, calling social services if it's in front of the kids - yes, all options. Choking - NO.

Count Jerkula said...

@Cecilia: He didn't choke her. He yoked her up, probably because she wouldn't look him in the eyes.

Sherry said...

Agreed Cecilia..

And my question is what dealer accepts credit cards? I haven't read everything about the charges but most dealers I know only accept cash.

Glad the folks in the UK stand behind her regardless of her partying. It's obvious her kids are well taken care of but they don't need to see their mother physically (or emotionally) abused.

plokzy said...

Love to see GOOD scammers get away with perfect planning. Oh, you want to go after us, bitch? All of a sudden we're the evil ones? If we're going down, well take you with us - think long and hard before you act. Things will never be the same again.

Obvs she didn't think too hard. Good on them. Fuck the rich, time for the help to start exploiting them for a change.

__-__=__ said...

Lawyers win!!

Priscilla said...

Not UK, never saw her show or heard of her before that appalling picture, but have to say, she is one of the most beautiful brunettes I have ever seen.

surfer said...

Totally with you, Seven. This was her husband's way of getting back at her. What a dirtbag.

hothotheat said...

Yup, her husband was looking pretty bad after the "choke" photo and this was his way of repairing his reputation - by taking her down.

But she married him and stayed married well after he revealed himself to be abusive.

Susan said...

Finally, a verdict!!

As Nigella's biggest fan, I at first thought this whole thing was a setup on the part of her asshole husband. But after scouring the British news webs and reading countless stories, my theory is as follows: The two sisters worked for Nigella and Charles for 10-plus years, running for them morning, noon and night and given unlimited access to the credit cards and money, caring for the children, cleaning the house, etc. Throughout their run, they are privy to Nigella's darkest secrets - daily drug use; awful marriage; desire for stardom in the U.S. For whatever reason, the marriage disintegrates: Nigella's drug use; new show in the US; the children are older now and BAM: Saatchi wants to know where the fuck all his money is. The needle points to the two sisters, who were just doing what was common protocol for all of these years. Now, the sisters are like the kids caught in a nasty divorce. The End.

I agree with the jury.

FlirtyChick74 said...

Thank you Count. At least I'm not alone in thinking that. I think neither Nigella or Saatchi are better than the other. They are constantly finding ways to get at each other and manipulate the media too.

Susan said...

At the end of the day, I actually feel like Nigella is the one who betrayed the employees.

Argh. I hate seeing the real side of my idols. Time to drink!

BaronessOrczy said...

I don't believe the drug abuse claims but I do think the purchases were quietly authorized because they went on for so long

Ascari789 said...

Nigella's first husband, John Diamond was well liked and respected here in the UK. Public feeling to Saatchi is quite the opposite.

Undoubtedly Nigella is highly intelligent (Oxford educated) and naturally lovely looking, however her image over the past decade has been carefully crafted by Saatchi and he projected her to stardom.

Its clear she was/is hoping to break the States like Gordon Ramsay & Jamie Oliver.

However with her own admission of drugs, who knows.

In Britain when Kate Moss was caught snorting cocaine, we kind of accepted it and she is still everywhere, but I'm not sure how much Kate works in the States.

Kate's image is also a party girl and not like Nigella's "domestic goddess"

Personally think the Jury gave the correct verdict and there's much more to this story than meets the eye

di butler said...

I hate cooking shows, but I don't understand why she'd get ditched for coke use. Does America have no idea what the drug usage is like everywhere back stage, I guess? I don't give a shit if he hubby yoked or choked her, I'd be willing to be 3 figures he's an abuser. I recognize his body language as I've lived that life.

Unknown said...

Another idiotic jury. The sisters admitted stealing and had a contract to work at a reduced rate and live in with Saatchi until the debt was paid off. They only balked when Nigella moved out and the sisters would have no buffer between Saatchi, the paperwork was introduced at trail by their legal people and accounting firm. Idiots! Who cares what a person does, or does not do. Those parasites are thieves. Look for Saatchi to further punish his abuse victim, by suing Nigella for leaving and divorcing him.

Unknown said...

Another idiotic jury. The sisters admitted stealing and had a contract to work at a reduced rate and live in with Saatchi until the debt was paid off. They only balked when Nigella moved out and the sisters would have no buffer between Saatchi, the paperwork was introduced at trail by their legal people and accounting firm. Idiots! Who cares what a person does, or does not do. Those parasites are thieves. Look for Saatchi to further punish his abuse victim, by suing Nigella for leaving and divorcing him.