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Nigella Lawson and the drugs - what do we think?????

(50 Posts)
Deergirl Thu 28-Nov-13 09:29:09

I was completely shocked. It may not be true, but as an admirer of hers, it is a huge shock. Her public image - or brand - is her business. Not sure if she can recover from this. What do you think?

LEMisafucker Thu 28-Nov-13 09:30:44

I don't care

bestsonever Thu 28-Nov-13 09:32:09

I think I'm really not interested and was more shocked that something that trivial was advertised as a top headline news on ITV.

BarfaStewart Thu 28-Nov-13 09:32:16

There are at least two long threads in Active convos about this, with some really good points.

AllThatGlistens Thu 28-Nov-13 09:33:57

Not really interested, I think there's already a million and one discussions about this already all over the internet, it's hardly headline news in comparison to what's happening in the rest of the world.

SqueakyCleanLibertine Thu 28-Nov-13 09:33:57

It's probably bollocks, but if it's not? Meh, it won't ruin her.

TurnipCake Thu 28-Nov-13 09:40:02

Ah yes, men in advertising can always be trusted grin

To paraphrase someone on Twitter: If I was married to a man like Saatchi I'd probably have to be mashed everyday.

ParsingFancy Thu 28-Nov-13 09:44:45

bestsonever, I thought that, too, about the BBC webpage.

If she'd been convicted of drug offences the story couldn't have been more prominently placed - yet this was an unsubstantiated allegation by an ex who publicly assaulted her. Real front page stuff.hmm

Still, I suppose the one thing PR does is story placement...

CogitoErgoSometimes Thu 28-Nov-13 09:45:30

TBH very little shocks or surprises me any more. Particularly when it comes to those in the public eye. Settling scores through the newspapers is the celeb equivalent of Facebook snarking, it's often orchestrated by PR agents, and it's a mistake to take anything you read on face value.

DottyboutDots Thu 28-Nov-13 09:47:35

Meh. She didn't do it enough to suppress her appetite did she? I was a dabbler moons ago, and again, didn't do enough to suppress my appetite either.

JoanRanger Thu 28-Nov-13 09:48:58

I can totally believe that she was a recreational drug user who married a controlling arsehole who happens to be very anti-drugs and who employed people who wanted to rip her off for their own benefit.

Bant Thu 28-Nov-13 10:01:12

So if I understand it correctly, someone you've never met has been accused of taking drugs by someone else you've never met after they publicly fell out and split up. And you're asking what lots of other people you've never met think about it.

Is that the general gist here?

Hogwash Thu 28-Nov-13 10:21:17

^ that's the gist of the whole of Mumsnet, isn't it?

Squitten Thu 28-Nov-13 10:25:46

Unless she's been putting drugs in the cakes, I don't care what she does with her private life.

I doubt it's true anyway. He's a scumbag with an axe to grind

nipersvest Thu 28-Nov-13 10:31:47

i don't care either, being nigella lawson chef/tv presenter is her job, what she does in her own time is her own business.

DrankSangriaInThePark Thu 28-Nov-13 10:35:28

What do "we" think?

"We" think this is about the tenth thread in 48 hours.

"We" think that if "we" were married to a complete wife beating twat then "we" would probably need some of the hard stuff as well.

If "we" didn't think it was probably just another slur from one of the slimiest, slickest human beings on the planet just to save his name, that is.

She is a solvent sensible person. If she chooses to use cocaine recreationally at her age it really doesn't bother me. Doesn't influence me on her shows, her recipes don't work. Or at least the three I tried. I enjoy her progs tho.

Her dh tho is a complete other story. I don't care if she was off her nut and standing on a roof flapping her arms wishing she was a fairy, it doesn't give anyone the right to embezzle you of multi thousands of pounds.

You are being fooled by media. Stick to the facts. The rest appears to be flim flam.

CogitoErgoSometimes Thu 28-Nov-13 10:40:47

Actually, rather like the Chris Huhne/Vicky Price Jordan/Andre three-ring circus approach to a private life, I feel rather sorry for the kids. Parents are embarrassing enough at the best of times....

sue52 Thu 28-Nov-13 10:53:16

Don't care if she snorts the odd line. It's all that finger licking while gazing seductively into the camera that I find annoying. Her ex husband sounds like a bitter old git.

Twinklestein Thu 28-Nov-13 11:46:17

I think if you cross egotists like Saatchi you can expect a backlash on a massive scale.

Jan45 Thu 28-Nov-13 12:04:57

Not shocked at all, most of these so called celebs are taking all kinds of drugs, if you have money then you are open to all kinds of things - her and him both appear as self indulgent twats as far as I'm concerned, but then I think that about most folk off the TV.

Jan45 Thu 28-Nov-13 12:08:58

Look at Kate Moss - it made her even more millions.

Choice123 Sun 01-Dec-13 07:50:39

Please. Nigella was married to a man who without a doubt is controlling and abusive. Clearly some good things about him too, charming, bright, educated. He was caught in public behaving unacceptably. That is a shame, but equally not a shame as at least it helped Nigella see she needed to get out..this is most unlikely to have been the worst thing Nigella experienced, just the most public incident. He may have said, I accepted a police caution to avoid this hanging over us..thus diminishing the incident..oh it was nothing. Actually he had no choice but to accept police caution..nothing voluntary about this at all.
Nigella is dignified, makes no comment, does not go to the press, gets on with her life. He gets angry, plays victim, I am so sad she has not made a public declaration of support , I am not violent. I'll bet he didn't mark her as his ex wife will also testify to, but he did hurt her and he is still trying to hurt her and quite possibly always will as she left him.
Next thing we see in the press, is an allegation made by him in an email he sent on the 10th oct...I.e recently in preparation for his big day in court. In court, he admits he has never seen his wife taking drugs, ever...I find that compelling. If she has experimented, as one is now forced to wonder because of unfounded allegations, she is clearly functioning, clearly not a regular user and my guess is it is nonsense and I think the judge should not have read out such a damaging allegation in court. However it doesn't matter does it? Not to this case against those dreadful women, bar that perhaps they are not just thieves it is suggested they might also be blackmailers?
Next in court, Saatchi, satisfied he has caused maximum damage, declares his love for her. I only sent the email because I was angry (not my fault) I didn't read the email from my lawyers to hers forcefully threatening her to attend court(denial almost certainly a lie) He does not care if this damages her, he is justified in terms of whatever he does to her because she did not stand up and support him after his inexcusable behaviour..so it is her fault not his. The suggestion Nigella should have spotted the theft, again from the press it would appear the spending was on his card, bills going to him...no reason for her to spot it if she was not the one getting the bills. It is sad, but true, often when one gets emotionally involved, the help starts to think they are special and entitled to the same life style, especially when they become close and realise just human beings with the same problems as the rest of us day to day. I don't know what Nigella can do, silence, don't fight back probably remains the best strategy, just trust that those of us with an IQ can see it, we're behind you Nigella, you are amazing..keep up the silence if you can. You can do this , you are free, you are safe, carry on cooking, keep that faith you have in the general public and carry on just saying nothing trying not to react. Never trust him, he has no conscience and is not a gentleman and yes he is a twit as he lost you. He is breaking all the rules, this is your shared private space, what ever happened in your marriage is your private space and whilst he has a huge sense of entitlement anyone normal can see he is totally wrong to try and bring the debate into the public domain, that space belongs to both of you and it is private but he needs you damaged. He can't damage you, for every person you lose you will gain a person and the people you gain accept you for your amazing cooking and fun way of presenting and your imperfections whatever they might be. You are much loved by the general public, not because you are perfect, but because of imperfections that make you human. Keep up the silence if you can, you clearly have wonderful friends as there is a wonderful lack of fodder for the press...

HairyGrotter Sun 01-Dec-13 08:00:59

So what?! I couldn't care less who is banging what up their nostrils or dropping acid, or high as fuck. It is of no consequence to me unless it affects mine or others lives directly.

Many people are on drugs, in fact, I think some illegal substances are less harmful than alcohol, but that's another rant.

It's all just gossip at this stage, and no ones business

Lazyjaney Sun 01-Dec-13 10:11:05

Live by the celeb media, die by the celeb media. I doubt she is a latter day saint, I doubt CS is a total bastard, I believe they both knew exactly what they were getting into when they married, and that the whole celeb circus will carry on just fine.

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