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To think Charles Saatchi really isn't helping himself?

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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.

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???

MadameDefarge Sun 27-Oct-13 13:49:12

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.


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?

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.

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.

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.


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>

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

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

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?!

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.

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.

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.

MadameDefarge Sat 26-Oct-13 23:24:45

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...

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.

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.

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....

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.

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)

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

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

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).

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

There are no excuses for what he did.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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