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To think that Charles Saatchi is deplorable piece of work!

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GoingVerySlowlyMad Sun 16-Jun-13 08:26:58

I don't know if anyone has seen the the pictures if Charles Saatchi with his hand around Nigella Lawsons throat. I can't believe anybody would think it's ok to do this, not least outside a restaurant in full view of other diners when you both are well known to the public!

The pictures make incredibly uncomfortable viewing, Nigella looks petrified.

Stixswhichtwizzle Sun 16-Jun-13 08:32:16

YADNBU! Although I think those standing by doing bugger all about it and taking photos are also culpable.

Tee2072 Sun 16-Jun-13 08:34:50

There's already a thread.

HollyBerryBush Sun 16-Jun-13 08:57:55

I want to know where he can smoke in a restaurant.

Tee2072 Sun 16-Jun-13 09:06:16

They were on the patio, Holly. Most restaurants let you smoke outside like that.

NotYoMomma Sun 16-Jun-13 09:27:08

What an utter utter bastard. Sheseemed so distraught and upset.

So abusive, I dare not think what happens behind closed doors

Blueandwhitelover Sun 16-Jun-13 09:29:02

This is so terribly sad, obviously we don't know what was happening but Nigella must think about this seriously. She has a 19 year old daughter who must not be allowed to think that this is acceptable. If he did that in public, who knows if he is doing worse at home.

SoupDragon Sun 16-Jun-13 09:31:34

There's another thread here if you've not seen it too.

deepfriedsage Sun 16-Jun-13 09:32:01

I saw one picture of one hand round hee throat, it was enough. Poor Nigella.

HollyBerryBush Sun 16-Jun-13 09:35:37

They are a miss matched couple for sure.

I cant see what she sees in him, polar opposite personalities. A touch of the Bouvier/Onasis I always thought - she married for 'protection'

She is fortunate to be wealthy enough to leave him, they have no children together - whether she is emotionally strong enough is another matter.

Eyesunderarock Sun 16-Jun-13 09:43:01

Let's see what happens, she is being abused, there is photographic and eyewitness accounts.
But his is so very rich, he can afford the best lawyers and all that purchasing power will go a very long way to buying him the outcome he likes.
If she even presses charges. sad
He is an abuser and should face the consequences of being a violent and arrogant man who feels that he is untouchable.

Having dealt with abuse in children, one defence that they use instinctively is to go limp and floppy and offer no resistance, because it can increase the ferocity of the attack. By pulling at his hands, he might have tightened them futher, she may know this from previous incidents.
Fingers in both nostrils? It's again a painful control technique.

GoingVerySlowlyMad Sun 16-Jun-13 09:59:35

Yes it's the fact that she wasn't trying to free herself that made my blood run cold. Classic sign that she has been there before and as you said knows his grip will only get tighter. It's awful to see anybody in this situation but I've always seen Nigella as a strong feisty lady and it's heartbreaking to see her like this. DV happens across all classes sadly.

TheUnsinkableTitanic Sun 16-Jun-13 10:04:36

we have a running joke amongst friends about all things housekeeping "what would nigella do?" - i just can't stop thinking about her since i seen the photos this morning

I hope nigella is doing something today......

Wishfulmakeupping Sun 16-Jun-13 10:09:27

He's a fucking disgrace as are the people who say around and watch it happen without trying to help her

FridaKarlov Sun 16-Jun-13 10:58:38

What a complete shit!

FunLovinBunster Sun 16-Jun-13 11:12:30

If he feels he can do this in public fuck only knows what he does to her in private.
Message to Nigella. Get out NOW.

FunLovinBunster Sun 16-Jun-13 11:13:58

The people around her didnt just sit and let it happen.
Taking photos was the best thing they could have done.
Apart from cutting his balls off with a blunt knife without GA.

Greythorne Sun 16-Jun-13 11:15:46

Bad form. Very bad form.

OTTMummA Sun 16-Jun-13 11:27:43

Wasn't her mother abusive? I'm sure I read an article not long ago.
She is probably used to his nasty behaviour but she looks he went to far (in public) this time, she's probably more scared about the fact she can not deny his behaviour with photographic proof!
Nigela,, LTC.

ARealDame Sun 16-Jun-13 12:37:55

I think its deplorable that someone is taking photographs of this, no doubt they got paid handsomely for it, gross press intrusion IMO.

Tee2072 Sun 16-Jun-13 12:57:34

I think it's awesome that someone took pictures of it and they are being published all over the world. Shine some light in some dark corners. Don't let him get away with treating her as his punching bag.

ihatethecold Sun 16-Jun-13 13:00:11

Not nice holly! Can't you have a day off being insensitive.

Tee2072 Sun 16-Jun-13 13:05:01

I'm sorry, I'm not all the fond of Holly, but don't really see that what she said was so bad. She's right.

You can have millions but still not be emotionally strong enough to leave a husband, even when he's abusive.

Look at the way Katie Holmes had to escape Tom Cruise and how long it took her to do it. Not all women have the support either.

tungthai Sun 16-Jun-13 13:35:01

People intervening in a domestic situation can actually make it worse.

Nigella knows that her husband is abusive she doesn't need a stranger to tell her that. When someone points out abuse to an abuser it makes them feel small and inadequate. When a bully feels small and inadequate they blame the person they are abusing.

Greythorne Sun 16-Jun-13 14:09:43

I meant the comment about smoking.

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