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Nigella Lawson on 'Good Morning America': Fraud trial was 'mortifying'

British television chef Nigella Lawson arrives at Isleworth

British television chef Nigella Lawson arrives at Isleworth Crown Court in west London, as she prepares to give evidence in a case in which her two personal assistants (Elisabetta and Francesca Grillo) are accused of defrauding her and former husband Charles Saatchi. (Dec. 4, 2013) Credit: Getty Images

LONDON - Nigella Lawson says having her private life raked over in a London courtroom was "mortifying" but she is putting the case behind her.

The celebrity cook testified last month at the fraud trial of two former aides, who were ultimately acquitted of funding a luxury lifestyle with credit cards loaned by Lawson and her ex-husband Charles Saatchi.

The trial was overshadowed by allegations about the domestic life of Lawson and Saatchi, including claims that Lawson regularly used cocaine.

She denies regular drug use.

Lawson told "Good Morning America" on Thursday "to have not only your private life but distortions of your private life put on display is mortifying."

But, she added, "since then I've eaten a lot of chocolate, had a very good Christmas and am into the New Year."


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