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Former assistants of Nigella Lawson acquitted of fraud

The fraud trial has been overshadowed by revelations about the domestic life of Lawson an former husband Charles Saatchi.

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Two former assistants to celebrity cook Nigella Lawson and her former husband have been acquitted of fraud.

A jury at London’s Isleworth Crown Court found sisters Elisabetta and Francesca Grillo not guilty today.

The Grillos were accused of using credit cards loaned to them by Lawson and her former husband, Charles Saatchi for household expenses to spend £685,000 pounds on luxury clothes, accessories and rooms at high-end hotels.

The fraud trial has been overshadowed by revelations about the domestic life of Lawson an Saatchi, who divorced in July after he was photographed grabbing the celebrity cook’s neck outside a London restaurant.

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