To think Charles Saatchi really isn't helping himself?

(67 Posts)
SeaSickSal Sat 26-Oct-13 14:25:17

He thinks he has some sort of explanation for knocking Nigella about and has sent her a legal letter threatening to reveal them.

Apparently when they got together she gave him 'certain assurances' which she failed to keep and he reckons that it justifies his behaviour.

There's no excuse is there? And given that he works in PR doesn't he realize this is all making his PR skills look a bit, er, shit.

is thee a link in another newspaper - dont want to click the mail? i thought this was done and dusted months ago

thebody Sat 26-Oct-13 14:31:05

most domestic violence abusers blame their partner for 'winding them up'

he is acting true to form. yanbu.

claig Sat 26-Oct-13 14:33:04
Boardingblues Sat 26-Oct-13 14:34:32

If this is true, then he is a bunny-boiler for sure! I have heard that he is a complete control freak and I can imagine that her silence has driven him nuts! I thought that he was now seeing Trinny Woodall - unless she is in someway behind this, I bet she is feeling like the rebound mattress right now.

mignonnette Sat 26-Oct-13 14:38:23

Stupid fucking dick.

Even if a spouse confesses to sleeping with their spouses parent/sibling/best friend it will not excuse an act of violence.

Saatchi. We DO NOT CARE why you did it.

Do one you sad pathological little man.

cheers claig - yer a lovepot smile

HissyFucker Sat 26-Oct-13 14:42:23

It doesn't matter if she shagged the entire population of London and the south counties, there isn't ANY reason for him to physically attack her and put his hand on her throat.

What promise she made and whether she kept it or not will never justify his assaulting her.

Surely he has some legal eagle with some human intelligence that could bring him up to speed about how normal people behave.

If I were Nigella, i'd tell him to go for it, to fill his boots, to publish, publish and publish.

Did saatchi not get that he has ZERO support in decent society? Does he not see that the only one that'll look bad is him!?

Poisonous twat.

Boardingblues Sat 26-Oct-13 14:42:53

He must be barking mad, it had quietened down. Why on earth would he resurrect this now? Has he not grasped that what ever she may have done or not done, it is what he did that is so intolerable? I can only assume that he is indeed barking and his lawyers are not acting in his best interests.

claig Sat 26-Oct-13 14:49:12

'cheers claig - yer a lovepot'

I know wink

GemmaTeller Sat 26-Oct-13 14:51:04

Thing is, whatever 'secret' he's going to let slip, the damage is done and he's not going to turn opinions round by spilling further info on their relationship/marriage.

I also think he's publically courting Trinny Woodall to get back at Nigella.

Once a knob, always a knob


WitchOfEndor Sat 26-Oct-13 14:52:10

What an arsehole

SeaSickSal Sat 26-Oct-13 14:52:57

He is making himself look like an absolute psycho.

He must be damaging his business now because he's making himself look unhinged. If he can't even manage his own publicity with some modicum of sense how can he be expected to manage someone elses?

Poor Nigella, it sounds like even divorcing him hasn't rid her of this bastard and he's still trying to make her life miserable.

I suspect he is about to destroy himself though.

MamaBear17 Sat 26-Oct-13 14:54:05

It doesn't matter. He can't justify publicly strangling her and grabbing her face. No matter what she has done, or, not done, he cannot justify violence. I would say the same were the situations reversed too.

PlatinumStart Sat 26-Oct-13 14:57:58

Was just thinking the very same - he doesn't understand that no one cares for his reasoning. Nothing will make it ok.

He's a fuckwit

He seems to have the opinion that he has to be right. He isn't doing himself any favours

Boardingblues Sat 26-Oct-13 15:01:39

I would love to know how much his lawyers are charging him to represent this next phase of his own character assassination!

squoosh Sat 26-Oct-13 15:03:29

He obviously is a man who cannot bear to lose. Well tough luck Charlie, you have!

northlight Sat 26-Oct-13 15:04:20

She was one of the the Observer's Chefs of the Decade last week and gave an interview which was entirely about her career as a cook. There were also some very glamorous photographs.

She is doing well and seems happy and confident. This would send a creep like Saatchi into a tailspin.

If he thinks that there is anything that could be revealed that would make reasonable people think his behaviour was justified, he's very much mistaken.

What an arse! angry

HissyFucker Sat 26-Oct-13 15:07:51

I heard he refused to eat anything she cooked that wasn't practically toddler food.

I found that the most devious and chilling part, that he'd go that far to deny her any pride or have to appear grateful and complimentary.

The world would seriously be a much better place without him in it.

pictish Sat 26-Oct-13 15:08:03

He has changed his tune from the laughable 'playful tiff' then?

The guy's a complete troll and no one cares a fuck why he treated his wife like he did, because nothing justifies it.
He clearly feels he is entitled to behave that way though - like every scummy abuser out there.

He's vile.

harticus Sat 26-Oct-13 15:08:09

I'd love to see this Thatcher-loving arsewipe be the architect of his own demise. Can't stand the bastard.

ajandjjmum Sat 26-Oct-13 15:08:39

There getting together was extremely odd I always felt - wasn't she sort of getting with him as her DH was dying - ostensibly with his approval?

theywillgrowup Sat 26-Oct-13 15:09:15

id love to know what these assurances are though

and i think if he did say he would make himself even more unpopular

bring them on i say

Meglet Sat 26-Oct-13 15:09:24

It never fails to amaze me how stinkingly wealthy people can be surrounded by 'yes men', can't anyone stop him making such an arse of himself? Saatchi's lawyers must be pissing themselves behind his back while they take his money. It's all very odd.

squoosh Sat 26-Oct-13 15:11:36

He was pictured on a date with another woman in that same restaurant, hopefully Trinny has wised up. Who are these people who are so impressed by money and power that they are happy to overlook a smidgen of public choking? hmm

FreudiansSlipper Sat 26-Oct-13 15:25:15

Typical behaviour from an abusive person to blame the person they abused for making them act the way they did

Poor Nigella as much as I like to see him damage his reputation more he is still hurting her and knows this horrible vile man

TheCrackFoxFucker Sat 26-Oct-13 15:30:25

He sounds like a borderline psychopath.

ImperialFucker Sat 26-Oct-13 15:34:38

He said at the time of the assault that at the start of their relationship she had promised him that he and she would jointly make decisions regarding her children.

The argument in the restaurant was over her son and (I think) which university he would be going to.

They disagreed.

Now it seems he's saying the reason for the fight was because of this.

He's an arse.

Nancy66 Sat 26-Oct-13 15:35:48

Google: Richard Hillgrove

Varya Sat 26-Oct-13 15:37:44

Could not give a * about CS; not a nice person IMO.

mignonnette Sat 26-Oct-13 15:39:43


AmIthatHot Sat 26-Oct-13 15:43:23

I really wonder how many people actually care about his "revelations". What an inflated opinion of himself he has

squoosh Sat 26-Oct-13 15:45:24

I googled Richard Hillgrove, find that all to be highly improbable.

2rebecca Sat 26-Oct-13 15:45:38

I thought he had burnt it down for isurance reasons

Lweji Sat 26-Oct-13 15:50:22

Assurances such as for richer, for poorer, in sickness or in health, until death do us part?

northlight Sat 26-Oct-13 15:51:27

Nancy66 Richard Hillgrove looks and sounds like an absolute prat.

2rebecca Sat 26-Oct-13 15:51:49

Are only in certain Christian ceremonies. I hate it when some people assume everyone chooses to make the same vows they made. This is the 21st century.

Lweji Sat 26-Oct-13 15:54:02

Of course no argument would justify his behaviour.

And I'm sure the "children" are virtually adults now. I wouldn't be surprised if he wanted to determine which university should be chosen and Nigella wanted to let her son decide.

FIFIBEBE Sat 26-Oct-13 15:54:58

Last Saturday I was in a restaurant on Sloane Square where Trinny Woodall and Charles Saatchi were having lunch, they were sitting at right angles to each other and he was looking out into the restaurant all the time. He paid her very little attention and it just looked so odd to see 2 people sitting together whilst one of them paid more attention to his wine glass.

EBearhug Sat 26-Oct-13 15:55:18

The argument in the restaurant was over her son and (I think) which university he would be going to.
Shouldn't that be down to her son, as he is presumably 18 or over?

But whatever it was about, there's no excuse for violence.

2rebecca Sat 26-Oct-13 16:00:13

My son is 16 and choosing his universities. There is no way any parent is telling him where he goes in his eyes, and definitely not a step parent.

SatinSandals Sat 26-Oct-13 16:29:17

I think that he is narcissistic. I haven't got any time for someone who throws parties and refuses to attend himself, it is plain rude.

SatinSandals Sat 26-Oct-13 16:30:35

If it was which university there is only one person to decide, the person going.

ilovesooty Sat 26-Oct-13 16:39:40

There are no excuses for what he did.

mrsmillsfanclub Sat 26-Oct-13 17:33:40

This is classic narcisstic behaviour. That nigella has 'dared' to move on graciously with her life, rather than begging the arsehole to take her back must have him seething.
He truly won't be able to understand how she could function without him. He won't rest until he finds some other poor woman who will idolise him (until she wishes up and sees him for the abusive bully he is).

GreenVelvet Sat 26-Oct-13 17:53:26

Gawping at and judging Saatchi's and Lawson's private life is just hmm to me...

Trigglesx Sat 26-Oct-13 18:35:58

I think she is clever to maintain a dignified silence. The more he goes on, the worse he looks. I think it's very telling that not only doesn't he understand that it doesn't matter what she might have done, his behaviour was appalling, and that nobody on his "team" seems to have the balls to tell him this. (or if they have, they haven't gotten their point across to him obviously)

SatinSandals Sat 26-Oct-13 18:43:59

I think you are right Triggle, people in his position just get too cut off and have no one to tell them the truth, they are all sycophants. Dignified silence is always best, whatever the provocation.

Tabby1963 Sat 26-Oct-13 18:46:42

I too am scratching my head no, not nits and wondering who the 'source close to him' actually is who appears to be encouraging this self-destructive delusional behaviour, not a true friend obviously. There is simply no disagreement between two people which justifies the assault that took place.

He really needs someone who cares about his mental health to sit him down and tell him exactly as it is, i.e. that Nigella is no longer under his power and control, and he has to move on with his life.

His impotent rage at seeing her success and obvious happiness is just too much for him to bear, I guess. Someone really should tell him....

mineofuselessinformation Sat 26-Oct-13 18:47:04

I wonder what Nigella did to 'make' him assault her before Christmas then? Hmmm....
And given that Nigella has remained completely silent on the topic, it doesn't take a genius to work out who leaked this to the press.
I'll be fascinated to see what self-serving, fantastical reasons he gives.

GoshAnneGorilla Sat 26-Oct-13 23:13:53

That Richard Hillgrove story is obvious nonsense, even more so if Saatchi is threatening Nigella with legal action.

Nobody would have blinked an eye if their marriage had well, just ended. shit happens.

I cannot see the logic of what RH is saying. She gives up her right to the prenup money in exchange for lots of publicity about being a victim of domestic violence???

really nancy, if that is the 'truth' doing the rounds of the newsrooms...

Darkesteyes Sat 26-Oct-13 23:28:52

Dear me Saatchi really CANT stand not being in control can he. The fact that Nigella is moving on must have dented his ego Classic abuser.

RedPencils Sat 26-Oct-13 23:31:09

So if it was a publicity stunt perhaps her side of the deal was to come out afterwards and agree it was a 'playful tiff' and hes not a horrible abuser. Obviously she didn't, and now he's gone balistic.

Seems a bit far fetched tbh.

ExcuseTypos Sat 26-Oct-13 23:33:11

I wouldn't be surprised if Satchi ws behind the Hillgrove story.

He's probably payed him to write that shite.

soontobemumofthree Sat 26-Oct-13 23:38:00

"Mr Saatchi has since been photographed holding hands with a new female companion at the same restaurant."

Can't imagine I'd have said yes to this date?!

Wuldric Sat 26-Oct-13 23:41:34

Gosh what a nasty bloke. He's an OAP FFS - why is he doing this?

Lweji Sat 26-Oct-13 23:50:56

I thought his dating style was holding necks.

<runs to avoid lawsuit, but I'm already abroad. Evil laughter>

Jux Sat 26-Oct-13 23:51:02

Nasty little twat. He is truly loathsome. As if there were ever an excuse for violence. He is an idiot if he really believes there is anything he can say which would justify assaulting his wife. "She made me do it" is the excuse of all controlling fuckers. He's not even original.


lisianthus Sun 27-Oct-13 05:35:17

You should definitely read the Richard Hillgrove link, not for his theory, which is ludicrous, but for the comments.

Mimishimi Sun 27-Oct-13 06:12:07

He's going to start legal proceedings against her for not telling the media everything and keeping silent? Hmmm... libel through silence charges? She gave assurances after the tragic death of her much loved first hysband that she didn't stick to - I wonder what got her to promise during that emotional time.

He's just digging his own hole even deeper. He should just accept the divorce which she petitioned for and move on.

Muffintop101 Sun 27-Oct-13 06:45:21

That Hillgrove story must be rubbish. Why, if this were not an assault, would he accept responsibility for the assault to the extent he got a criminal record?

I feel I am missing something really obvious here. If nancy is correct ( and I have the utmost respect for her having a finger on the pulse as it were) I am just not seeing it.


Thatisall Sun 27-Oct-13 17:29:47

Oh Trinny! Who would be so daft as to get with a man whom the whole world has seem throttle his wife???

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