The case involves two personal assistants to
Lawson and ex-husband Charles Saatchi who are set to go on trial
The assistants' lawyers want to introduce allegations that
Lawson used drugs at the time. The assistants deny wrongdoing.
Judge Robin Johnson told a pre-trial hearing Tuesday that Lawson
and other witnesses could be questioned about drug use during
The judge also read an email from Saatchi in which he said his
wife abused drugs extensively.
Saatchi and Lawson divorced earlier this year after a newspaper
published photos of Saatchi grasping his wife's throat during an
argument at a London restaurant.
A spokesman for Lawson declined to comment.
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