Television chef Nigella Lawson, appearing on “Good Morning America” to promote the second season of ABC’s “The Taste,” spoke about the fraud trial of two of her former personal assistants, calling it “mortifying,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“To have not only your private life, but distortions of your private life put on display is mortifying," Lawson said. "My only desire really was to protect my children as much as possible, which I wasn’t, alas … I couldn’t do.”
The chef called the trial a ”ridiculous sideshow of false allegations about drug use, which made focus on the actual criminal trial impossible." She added that she was “unsurprised” that the former assistants were acquitted.
Lawson, called as a witness in the case, had to respond to drug-use accusations, and said she sometimes felt as if she were the one on trial.