(EXPRESS) — NIGELLA Lawson allowed her children to smoke cannabis, a court heard yesterday.

The accusation about the TV celebrity chef came when a personal assistant accused of fraud was asked by a barrister why she allowed the youngsters to have access to cigarettes.

Elisabetta Grillo, 41, told jurors: “Well, if Nigella Lawson let the children smoke weed…”

Grillo also claimed Miss Lawson and former husband Charles Saatchi lied under oath when they gave evidence earlier in the trial.

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