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Nigella Lawson investigated: Admitting she did drugs does not make a case

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Nigella Lawson was a witness in a recent court case where she admitted that she had smoked marijuana and also had used cocaine in the past. This has opened the flood gates for the celebrity chief. While giving evidence in a fraud trial of her two former aids, Lawson’s former housekeeper claimed that Lawson “lets her children smoke weed.” According to the Daily Telegraph on Dec. 23.

This started a flurry of talk about police and the child services getting involved. Then came the news that Lawson would not be investigated by the police. This brought on flood of accusations that the rich and famous somehow don’t get the same treatment that the average Joe on the street does.

Lawson, who is the daughter of Nigel Lawson the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, is an English journalist and TV personality. She hosts the TV shows, “The Taste” and “The Voice of Ireland,” so rich and famous is a category she would fall under.

A special police task force had been commissioned to review the celebrity chief’s admittance to doing drugs. They came back saying that there is not enough evidence to warrant getting involved at this time because there is simply not enough evidence to make any kind of case for court.

Child Protective Services said this case doesn't give them enough evidence to make any kind of a case that points to the kids being in danger. The Scotland Yard released a message saying yes, they would investigate if some type of new evidence comes to them in the future, but there are no charges in this for Lawson with what little they know today.

Scotland Yard released this statement, according to MSN:

"After the MPS' (Metropolitan Police Service) decision not to investigate at this stage was queried in press reporting, we would like to clarify the position with regard to this witness (Lawson). The senior investigating officer received legal advice that the witness's admissions did not by themselves provide sufficient evidence to bring charges. "On that basis therefore, and in absence of any other corroboration, there is no imminent prospect of a prosecution being mounted."

The statement continues:

"As we said however, should any evidence come to light that can be investigated further, we will review this decision. A specialist team from the MPS will nevertheless examine all the evidence emerging as part of a review into this matter and in conjunction with the Crown Prosecution Service, will determine an appropriate way forward."

Lawson came away from the trial calling the new allegations surrounding her as "a ridiculous sideshow" and she is criticizing officials for not giving her the opportunity to respond to the suggestions that she is a habitual drug user.


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