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Celebrity Chef's Ex-Husband Says Drug Accusation Was a 'Terrible Mistake' AP

Charles Saatchi, the ex-husband of celebrity chef Nigella Lawson, said he had no knowledge of her ever taking drugs, despite writing an email that described her as drug-addled, reports the Associated Press.

Saatchi made the comments Friday at the trial of two former assistants to Lawson. They are accused of spending the couple’s money. As previously reported, the pair allege that they were allowed by Lawson to spend the money as a way to ensure their silence about her alleged drug use.

At the trial, Saatchi said it was a “terrible mistake” that he wrote in an email to Lawson claiming she was on drugs, AP notes. He added he has “never, never seen any evidence of Nigella taking any drug whatsoever."

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