Defendant Elisabetta Grillo denied that she had taken advantage of former employers Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi in court today.
She maintained that she was allowed to use her company credit card for personal expenditure:
I have said this so many times - I was part of the family, I worked hard and Nigella wanted to show me how she appreciated my job and my friendship.
I was allowed because I was part of the family.
It's not because I was in the house, because I worked for Nigella, or because they were rich. I was part of the family for 14 years.
Celebrity cook Nigella Lawson said she was "disappointed but unsurprised" after her two former personal assistants were cleared of fraud.
The revelations that emerged in the fraud trial of two former aides to Nigella Lawson are unlikely to damage the TV chef's meteoric career.
Nigella "let the children smoke weed," an ex-PA has alleged, admitting she had wanted to drop drug claims out of sympathy for her ex-boss.