Why She Returned To The Scene Of The Crime

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[Blind Gossip] Why on earth would this television star agree to return to the scene of the crime with her perpetrator?! Just days after a terrible incident in a public place, they returned, together, to the exact same spot.

We found out that it’s part publicity stunt and part negotiation. He is a businessman, he needs to repair his reputation, and the only way he can do it is with her cooperation. He arranged for a photographer to be there (which is especially interesting given that he has a reputation for avoiding personal publicity).

She was not happy to go… but she was also afraid to refuse. She actually believes that if she plays along and acts agreeable and gives him what he wants (a restored reputation) that he will give her what she wants (a clean and amicable divorce).

We think that she is terribly naïve and in complete denial about just how manipulative and vicious her husband can get… verbally, physically, legally, and financially. Her friends doubt that he will let her go… and doubt that she has the strength to leave.

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It’s Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi! Source: BlindGossip.com

Well, it looks like celebrity chef Nigella Lawson doesn’t have to worry about having the strength to leave. Her husband, Charles Saatchi, who has a penchant for public choke holds, is divorcing her. Supposedly he is angry that Nigella didn’t defend him vehemently in the press after their “playful tiff” at a London restaurant.

The full story is available at the Daily Mail.  Here is a summary:

I’m divorcing you, Nigella!

  • Charles Saatchi has begun divorce proceedings against Nigella Lawson
  • Said he made ‘heartbreaking’ decision after she refused to defend him
  • Disclosure brings the couple’s ten-year marriage to a bitter end
  • Saatchi was seen clutching Ms Lawson’s throat and tweaking her nose
  • Pictures were published a week later in a Sunday newspaper

Multi-millionaire art collector Charles Saatchi has begun divorce proceedings against Nigella Lawson just four weeks after he grabbed her at a celebrity restaurant in London, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

The former advertising tycoon, 70, says he has made the ‘heartbreaking’ decision to formally separate from the television chef because she refused to defend his reputation after he was pictured with his hand around her neck at their table. He told The Mail on Sunday: ‘I am sorry to announce that Nigella Lawson and I are getting divorced.

‘I feel that I have clearly been a disappointment to Nigella during the last year or so, and I am disappointed that she was advised to make no public comment to explain that I abhor violence of any kind against women, and have never abused her physically in any way.’

The sensational disclosure brings the couple’s ten-year marriage to a bitter end after weeks of speculation.

Saatchi was seen clutching 53-year-old Ms Lawson’s throat and tweaking her nose for 27 minutes in horrifying pictures taken during an argument at Mayfair restaurant Scott’s on June 9.

A week later the images were published in a Sunday newspaper and within hours Ms Lawson had fled to a £10,000-a-week bolthole with her son Bruno, 17. They have not spoken to each other since.
Despite repeated pleas from Saatchi his wife has refused to answer his calls or return his text messages. Today The Mail on Sunday can reveal the true story behind the collapse of their marriage, the brutal aftermath of the ‘strangle row’ – and the devastating physical fixation that destroyed one of society’s most glamorous couples.

Saatchi reveals that on the day the pictures were published, he was ordered by Ms Lawson’s PR advisor Mark Hutchinson to apologise for the assault and admit he was ‘ashamed’. He flew off the handle and asked his wife: ‘Are you crazy, you know that’s not the truth.’
Nigella said: ‘I think we have no choice.’ The couple then had a furious row in which he told her to ‘pack her bags and go’.

The following day, Monday, June 17, Saatchi voluntarily went to Charing Cross police station where he agreed to accept a police caution for assault. By then Ms Lawson had left the family home with her two children from her previous marriage to journalist John Diamond, Cosima, 19, and Bruno.
Ms Lawson is not aware of the divorce ultimatum being issued by her husband today and will be devastated by his claim that she is somehow to blame for failing to speak out in his defence.

Announcing his decision to start divorce proceedings, Mr Saatchi said: ‘This is heartbreaking for both of us as our love was very deep, but in the last year we have become estranged and drifted apart… The row photographed at Scott’s restaurant could equally have been Nigella grasping my neck to hold my attention – as indeed she has done in the past.’

Saatchi is said to have earned a fortune of up to £135 million while Nigella, daughter of former Tory Chancellor Nigel Lawson, has wealth estimated at £20 million.

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    • PinkSlip says

      this. And yes, horrified to see her there…thought it was a mistake in the story timing. Ridiculous.

  1. ValleyOfTheGalls says

    Nigella Lawson and her billionaire husband Charles Saatchi who strangled her in a restaurant.

  2. SouthJerseyGirl says

    This is probably Nigella Lawson and her husband Charles Saatchi. They had been to the same restaurant for dinner a day or two before the photos that were taken with him with his hands around her neck. I like her so this is sad if this is about her.

  3. PandoraWolf says

    Oh, Nigella, honey, GET OUT. GET OUT. GET OUT!!!! I am in the middle of a divorce right now and finally had the b**** to go in to the police station and file three reports for assault/menacing, wiretapping, and vandalism….even if they don’t investigate (time limits or whatnot) at least I finally went in and made a formal report. And this a*hole CHOKES his wife “playfully”?? Yeah, my ex was being ‘playful’ when he pulled that knife and threatened to stab me.

    • Layale says

      I’m just happy to hear your ex is indeed an ex now. So many stay with their abusers. It’s sad, but I’ve seen it time and again. Even when they leave, they go back so often. I’m happy to hear you got out. I wish and hope Nigella will get out, too!

    • RedScience says

      More power to you PandoraWolf. Wishing you the best and pulling for your bright happy future.

    • Booboo1068 says

      Be SAFE and well but more importantly be STRONG Pandora. There is light for those who don’t give up…or in. ((Hugs))

    • Syd Wishes says

      Good for you, Pandora!!! You’re back on track to a happy, peaceful and fulfilling life. Just making important decisions (like going to the po-po) on your own is a big and positive step.

      Stay brave, stand your ground and most importantly, stay safe. Your ex wouldn’t happen to be named Hugo, would he? Nah, Hugo was a choker like Charles Craatchi.

  4. pattyc24 says

    Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi- back to the restaurant where he was photographed choking her

  5. villagenta says

    Nigella and Charles. Its really scary. Powerful man with no limits. I hope she finds the strength to get out of that mess.

    • jonesing says

      If he does that in public, imagine what he gets away with in private. Also, he has the money to get away with whatever.

      • Ati2d9 says

        Especially the fact that he felt so comfortable doing such a thing in public…really tells you there must be more behind closed doors. Sad.

  6. blinded says

    Nigella .sad when I woman with her own cache and cash can’t get out of an abusive relationship.

  7. CrossingTheLine says

    Nigella Lawson.
    I truly enjoy her personality and her recipes. Her husband appears to be a horrible person and as with every domestic violence victim, she has been broken down to the point where she doubts her own strength.
    I hope she gathers the courage to protect herself and her family and GET OUT before its too late.

  8. robert3242 says

    This must be the woman whose husband choked her a few days ago. I don’t recall her name or his.

  9. niamhh says

    Nigella Lawson. Went back to the same restaurant where her husband assaulted her at the weekend.

  10. JenLTX says

    Nigella Lawson and her awful AWFUL husband Charles Saatchi. I thought that follow-up pic looked awfully staged…

  11. 15milliondollarbunny says

    Nigella and her husband? But honestly, I haven’t heard of them returning to the restaurant where he physically abused her.

  12. EastCoaster says

    This is very disturbing. I hope the woman involved will emerge from all of this okay.

  13. Vikkiikawaii says

    Nigella Smith and that nasty bully of a husband Charles Saatchi. I hope she finds the strength to leave him soon for her own sake :( xx

  14. Booboo1068 says

    Oh Nigella.

    Having experienced abuse and others close to me have I sincerely your sources are wrong Ace and she DOES leave. This proves any woman can be abused – rich, poor, old, young. Lets also clarify she’s not a gold digger as some are saying. She doesn’t stay because of his money but like most from FEAR.

  15. Heathersmist says

    Unfortunately Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi. I have always admired this lady, I really pray she finds her courage to leave him. I have first hand experience that once abusive, always abusive and usually what is displayed in public is often only a fraction of the true violence behind the scene.

  16. Jester says

    This has got to be Nigella Lawson and her ‘CHUCKY-doll’ husband… I hope this is not true if this is about her.

  17. kai95 says

    Nigella Lawson, was papped being choked by her notoriously private husband, Charles Saatchi.

  18. creeping_thistle says

    I’m afraid this one is Nigella Lawson, who was unexplicably papped in the same Mayfair restaurant where Charles Saatchi got rather violent with her, just a day after the row.

  19. Decimoodles says

    Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi. Photographed together again today at the same restaurant where he was seen with his hands around her throat at the weekend. Nasty stuff. (And hey, first time poster!)

    • Booboo1068 says

      And he’s obviously dumb and arrogant enough to believe such an obvious PR move would work. I’m guessing his image is beyond repair as the truth is now out there in print.

  20. mogzilla says

    Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi returning to Scott’s Restaurant in London after he was photographed choking her there.

  21. hbrown says

    Nigella Lawson and her pr i ck of a husband Saatchi. Poor woman. I hope she gets out of that relationship as soon as she can and with as little suffering as possible (to her that is – he can rot in jail as far as I’m concerned)

  22. vallers says

    Got to be Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi…back at the same table and same restaurant…..

  23. glittercoke says

    Television Star: Nigella Lawson
    Businessman Husband: Charles Saatchi

    Just a few days ago there were photos of him physically covering her mouth, almost violently. But she’s playing it off as a playful argument.

  24. travoltasbeard says

    Wife: Nigella Lawson

    Husband: Darius the Great Art Collector

    Scene: Restaurant where he “jokingly” choked her by the throat, the old funhouse he is!