Tuesday 21 February 2017

The one really on trial in Grillo sisters' case was Nigella -- but she will survive

Published 21/12/2013 | 02:30

The acquittal of Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi's former personal assistants on fraud charges is unsurprising when one considers that they never seemed to be the ones on trial.

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Instead it was Lawson -- the domestic goddess who claimed she was living in a domestic hell -- who stood in the dock, her character clinically disassembled during three weeks of explosive evidence.

Elisabetta Grillo (41) and her sister Francesca (36) were accused of defrauding the couple of nearly £700,000 (€836,000) between 2008 and 2012.

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