Nigella Lawson Reveals ‘Mortifying’ Fraud Trial Experience — Interview

Fri, January 3, 2014 10:17am EST by 4 Comments
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Nigella says opposing counsel presented ‘distortions’ of her personal life. Find out how she’s moving on from the drama.

Nigella Lawson has certainly seen better days. The celebrity chef — who appears on ABC’s The Taste, which kicked off its second season Jan. 2 — gave a new interview to BBC, and while it was supposed to be about the return of her show, the conversation quickly steered to her horrific experience in court.

Nigella Lawson: Trial Was ‘Mortifying’

“Mortifying” was the only way Nigella could describe her trial, as she claimed the lawyers presented “distortions” of her private life, rather than portraying her in a fair and accurate light.

“I did my civic duty, only to be maliciously vilified without the right to respond,” she explained in the interview.

Still, Nigella knows her life could be a whole lot worse, so she’s not dwelling in “self-pity.” And for that, we salute her!

Nigella Lawson: Inside Her Courtroom Nightmare

In case you’re not familiar with Nigella’s courtroom nightmare, here’s a little background: Nigella and ex-husband Charles Saatchi — whom Nigella married in 2003, then divorced 10 years later — sued their personal assistants, Elisabetta and Francesca Grillo, for fraud in late 2013.

Nigella and Charles claimed that the sisters used credit cards from Charles’ private company, while the sisters alleged they were given permission. In fact, the whole thing backfired when the sisters claimed they were allowed to use the credit cards as long as they agreed to keep quiet about Nigella’s alleged drug use!

The sisters were eventually acquitted, so you can imagine why Nigella would call the whole situation “mortifying.”

HollywoodLifers, do you feel sorry for Nigella? Do you respect the way she’s bouncing back and not letting the trial keep her down? Drop a comment with your thoughts below.

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