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Nigella Lawson's Ex-Assistants Acquitted of Fraud

Nigella Lawson's former assistants have been acquitted of fraud, according to The Associated Press. Elisabetta and Francesca Grillo were charged with defrauding Lawson and her ex-husband Charles Saatchi out of more than $1 million which they allegedly spent on holidays, designer handbags and other items. On Friday, the jury at London's Isleworth Crown Court found the sisters not guilty.

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Robyn Ross

Nigella Lawson's former assistants have been acquitted of fraud, according to The Associated Press.

Elisabetta and Francesca Grillo were charged with defrauding Lawson and her ex-husband Charles Saatchi out of more than $1 million which they allegedly spent on holidays, designer handbags and other items. On Friday, the jury at London's Isleworth Crown Court found the sisters not guilty.

Nigella Lawson admits to cocaine use, denies drug problem

The trial has been making headlines since the Grillo sisters accused Lawson of being a habitual drug user and that they had a verbal understanding with Lawson that they could use Saatchi's company card in exchange for their silence on Lawson's alleged drug problem, which they say included cocaine, cannabis and prescription pills. Earlier this month, Lawson testified in court that she has used cocaine, but denied claims that she was a drug addict.

Lawson and Saatchi finalized their divorce in July.