In Defence of Nigella Lawson. Let's All Chill Out and Eat Some Cake
Nigella Lawson's alleged drug use? Oh shut up. Everyone shut up.
As Nigella Lawson and her estranged husband Charles Saatchi are embroiled in a legal battle again two former assistants - sisters Francesca and Elisabetta Grillo who are accused of fraudulently spending £300,000 on the former couple's credit cards - news of the TV chef’s alleged drug use has come to the fore.
No one asked us to pick sides, but we have. Can you guess whose?
This all begs the question: who really cares? People do the things Saatchi is apparently accusing Nigella of having done. They just do. Get over it.
The ‘revelation’ came about via an email, which, according to the BBC, said: "Of course now the Grillos will get off on the basis that you [and your daughter] were so off your heads on drugs that you allowed the sisters to spend whatever they liked and yes I believe every word they have said."
Supposedly this email, which not only suggests Lawson was using drugs, but her daughter, too, was reportedly written by Saatchi and sent to his ex wife. Saatchi was photographed holding Lawson’s neck in a swanky London restaurant back in July. The photos were pretty incriminating, and, having described the whole thing as a “tiff”, Saatchi accepted a police warning.
It’s pretty easy to understand why someone might use this in a court of law in a game of one-upmanship, but when put into context: what's the fuss all about? Nigella - even if Saatchi's alleged comments are accurate - doesn't deserve the amount of flak she's coming in for. If you don't include the amount of weight we've put on since making her recipies, she hasn't hurt anyone, at all.
And then again, to paraphrase David Brent, we are not advocating the use of drugs. Also, it's completely likely that Nigella doesn't take drugs at all.