Just when we thought it was all over and done with, we get sucked into Nigella Lawson’s legal turmoil once again.
Sunday, the Metropolitan Police announced that a specialist will examine the evidence alleging Lawson’s cocaine habit and “will determine a proper way forward.” However, it seems that Lawson will be able to rest easy, as police admitted that there was “no imminent prospect” of prosecution against Lawson. Said the police in a statement, “The Senior Investigating Officer received legal advice that the witness’s admissions did not by themselves provide sufficient evidence to bring charges.”
So even though Lawson admitted to using cocaine just a few times here and there, it probably won’t do much for this new investigation. Still, it doesn’t mean that the new investigation — and the fraud trial against Lawson and Charles Saatchi’s two former assistants, which just reached a not guilty verdict on Friday — has certainly smeared her reputation. In a statement from Lawon on Friday, after the verdict had been reached, Lawson lambasted the whole experience.
“Over the three week trial the jury was faced with a ridiculous sideshow of false allegations about drug use which made focus on the actual criminal trial impossible… My experience as a witness was deeply disturbing. When false claims about habitual drug use were introduced I did everything possible to ensure the (Crown Prosecution Service) was aware of the sustained background campaign deliberately designed to destroy my reputation.”
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