LONDON: British celebrity chef Nigella Lawson told a court on Wednesday that her ex-husband Charles Saatchi threatened to “destroy her” and made false allegations about her using cocaine. Testifying at the trial of two assistants accused of defrauding the couple, Lawson said Saatchi wanted to get revenge on her after she refused to back him over paparazzi pictures that showed him gripping her by the throat. “He had said to me if I didn’t get back to him and clear his name he would destroy me,” Lawson, 53, told Isleworth Crown Court in London.–AFP