Updated – 27 Nov, 6:41 a.m., GMT
The judge in the trial of Nigella Lawson's former personal assistants has ruled previous restricted bad character evidence can be introduced.
The defendants in the trial are two sisters, Francesca and Elisabetta Grillo, who acted as personal assistants to Lawson and her former husband Charles Saatchi.
They're accused of using a credit card given to them by the celebrity couple to buy luxury items including designer clothes and air travel for themselves, between January 1 2008 and December 31 2012.
The drug claim was called "totally scurrilous" by the prosecuting counsel, Jane Carpenter QC.