Nigella Lawson’s pals are reportedly suspicious that her US flight ban could have something to do with former husband Charles Saatchi, according to reports.
The Sunday People reported that the TV chef’s closest friends are “adamant he was involved in tipping off officials who stopped her boarding a plane to Los Angeles last Sunday”.
Nigella could reportedly face drug testing before she is granted permission to enter the States.
“One of the questions you have to answer is whether you have ever been convicted of an offence or crime involving moral turpitude or a violation relating to controlled substances,” she explained. “If you haven’t been arrested, you can tick no to that.
“But where a person might get in trouble, is that they ask whether you are you a drug abuser or addict.”
The TV chef was reportedly left red-faced when she arrived at Heathrow airport to travel on a British Airways flight recently when, according to the Daily Mail, she was informed by security that she could not board the plane.
Nigella’s admission was made during Francesca and Elisabeth Grillo’s fraud trial and Scotland Yard chose not to act over ‘The Taste’ judge’s confession.
Though Saatchi dismissed the incident as a "playful tiff", he accepted a police caution for assault weeks later.