Police 'to review' Nigella Lawson's cocaine admission

Police are to review TV cook Nigella Lawson's admission that she took cocaine. The 53-year-old "Domestic Goddess" revealed during the fraud trial of her two former assistants that she took the class A drug twice.

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Former aide claims she found 'packet of white powder'

Nigella's former aide Elisabetta Grillo, 41, said she had found a packet of white powder in a toilet in the home Nigella shared with her former husband, John Diamond.

She told Isleworth Crown Court that she had also seen rolled-up banknotes and credit cards with white powder on them.

Asked if she had ever seen the celebrity cook taking drugs, Grillo said "No".

Grillo, who worked for Ms Lawson as an au pair, said she did not confront the 53-year-old about the issue as she did not want to embarrass her.

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