After much public scrutiny over Nigella Lawson’s drug use, It has been announced that the British Police will not take any further action against celebrity cook. Lawson admitted to using both Cocaine and Cannabis during the fraud trial of her two former assistants, Elisabette and Francesca Grillo.
In a statement that made scandalous news, Lawson admitted that she had taken Cocaine with her late husband John Diamond, and former husband Charles Saatchi. She also admitted to having taken cannabis during the last year of her marriage to Saatchi. Charles Saatchi had claimed in an email that Lawson’s drug use caused her to allow her assistants to spend too freely.
The Metropolitan Police engaged a specialist team to examine the evidence relating to Nigella Lawson’s confessions during the trial, but ultimately concluded that no further action should be taken. In a statement, Scotland Yard said there were ‘serious public interest concerns’ in regards to the message a prosecution would send. If Nigella Lawson was to be prosecuted, other witnesses could be deterred from being candid in court.
‘The decision has been taken based on a number of factors,’ read the statement. ‘Including the need for police action to be proportionate, whether further action would be in the public interest, and after consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service.’
‘Whilst witnesses clearly cannot simply admit to any offence under oath without consequences, this has to be balanced with the requirement for victims and witnesses to tell the truth.’
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