Fucking hell, Nigella picture, WTF? [includes links to upsetting images]

(523 Posts)
BoffinMum Sat 15-Jun-13 22:51:33

https://twitter.com/suttonnick/status/346017840106704898/photo/1

Tomorrow's Sunday People cover. Where do we even start with this?

scarletcrossbones Sat 15-Jun-13 23:23:38

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cocolepew United States Sat 15-Jun-13 23:24:31

Shocking, the look on her face sad

BoffinMum Sat 15-Jun-13 23:25:09

I think we're open to that possibility but we feel equally sorry if it's just that she's having her personal life plastered all over the papers for her kids to see.

Arisbottle Sat 15-Jun-13 23:25:12

I have seen other pictures that have highlighted his aggressive abusive picture. I hope she is OK.

EleanorFarjeon Sat 15-Jun-13 23:25:15

I just don't necessarily think it means something bad.

I went out for dinner with my dh last night and yanked a big black hair out of his nostril (because romance, clearly, is dead). Had we been paparazzi fodder, this could have made an interesting shot especially as he would have been caught looking momentarily tortured.

I sincerely hope Nigella isn't being throttled or abused by her husband, either in private or public. I just wouldn't assume the worst from a few pap shots taken over the course of a few seconds.

Fucking, fucking hell.

I feel terrible just looking at those. Utter bastard.

Wheredidmyyouthgo Sat 15-Jun-13 23:25:39

I hope Nigella LTB.

Really sad to see this, it is crystal clear what's happening when you see the series of pictures.

OldLadyKnowsNothing Sat 15-Jun-13 23:26:10

I have been with dh for 30 years, not once has he done anything that could be "construed to look bad" like, y'know, putting his hands round my throat while having a public row.

Oh sure - when I get animated in conversation my hand always strays around my husband's THROAT leaving him visibly upset. CAn happen to anybody.

Look at the pictures, there are plants, there is a heater. He didn't think he would be snapped doing it - or and this is the really scary option - he didn't care. This is abuse. Why would anybody even want to make excuses for him.

tribpot Sat 15-Jun-13 23:28:47

So the options appear to be either the newspaper bought photos from someone who witnessed an assault taking place, or bought photos which appear to show this and printed the story to that effect, presumably hoping they wouldn't get sued until they'd wrung maximum publicity from the incident.

We certainly don't know which it is, but both options are in staggeringly poor taste and must be (at best) horribly upsetting for Nigella.

SuperiorCat Sat 15-Jun-13 23:28:52

Fucking hell, that is bloody awful. How must their children feel seeing him do that to her? Poor woman

PicklePants Sat 15-Jun-13 23:30:59

He's got his hand tightly round her throat - if that's not sinister I don't know what is. And Nigella is clearly distressed. I'm having difficulty coming up with a reasonable explanation for this.

NaturalBlondeYeahRight Sat 15-Jun-13 23:31:29

Those pictures have made me feel terrible. The two pap shots combined give only one answer IMO.hmm

ITCouldBeWorse Sat 15-Jun-13 23:33:42

Agreed it is not a one off shot where he appears to be punchin here but is actually giving her the Heinrich manoeuvre.

It appears to be several incidences where he silences her by putting his hand over her mouth, and where he repeatedly squeezes her throat.

That us not even a flash of violence is it? That is someone confident enough to feel they can get away with it, to control someone they are supposed to love with violence and the threat of more violence.

And he is 70! I wonder if he was better or worse as a younger man.

I really hope he serves time.

Amazinggg Sat 15-Jun-13 23:34:08

sad how awful that he knows he can do this and all the papers will say is things like 'explosive relationship' 'tempestuous' and the like, and allude to the fact they've both been married before as though it's somehow relevant. This (if it's how it looks) is a violent crime, and domestic violence by definition. And to read MNers looking for excuses for him is a bit shit tbh.

K8Middleton Sat 15-Jun-13 23:34:10

Yeah because after Levison the papers are just queuing up to misrepresent multi-millionaires on the front pages of their papers and risk being sued hmm

This man is being described as a violent abuser of his wife. If there was even the slightest risk that he was actually trying to retrieve an errant fish bone or grape from her wind pipe, or another innocent explantion, they would not run this because of the risk or libel action. I expect this is the tip of the iceberg and Fleet Street has been awash with rumours for ages and they have been followed waiting to capture it.

Poor Nigella sad

Ziggyzoom Sat 15-Jun-13 23:35:03

There is no innocent explanation for this. I hope Nigella has the strength and support to stand up to him.

BoffinMum Sat 15-Jun-13 23:35:03

The paps do go for certain angles but both they and any editor would have to be pretty convinced of the story to run something like this.

MadBusLady Sat 15-Jun-13 23:36:15

sad

I don't think newspapers go round libelling billionaires unless they are very sure of their facts. If what they're suggesting is not substantially true he could destroy them. Ergo, it probably is.

MadBusLady Sat 15-Jun-13 23:36:36

xposts with everyone.

OutragedFromLeeds Sat 15-Jun-13 23:37:25

I don't know if any of you have ever been on a first-aid course, but if someone is choking please don't try and save them by strangling them. It won't help.

johnworf Sat 15-Jun-13 23:40:48

I don't understand why whoever took this pic didn't intervene or at least call the police? Is it just newsworthy pics over someones safety?

Saatchi is a twat and I hope she comes to her senses and leaves him after this.

Kneedeepindaisies Sat 15-Jun-13 23:42:25

Good advice Outraged. Yanking someone's nose and making them cry also doesn't help.

I have a feeling he'll get away with this.sad

TheCrackFox Sat 15-Jun-13 23:42:26

Poor Nigella, I am genuinely shocked.

TBF I think this is a gross invasion of her privacy.

DioneTheDiabolist Sat 15-Jun-13 23:45:07

I am so sad for Nigella, her children and step daughter.

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