Famed Chef Nigella Lawson's Husband Shown 'Choking' Her Violently in Horrifying Photos

Nigella LawsonA series of horrifying photos showing "The Taste" star Nigella Lawson in what appears to be a fight with her husband of 10 years, Charles Saatchi. In the photos Saatchi is seen choking Lawson as she cries, reaching across the table and poking her in the face, and eventually storming out.

Witnesses said they did not intervene (um, why?) but that it did look brutal and they were horrified. Later, she is seen crying and hailing a cab.

The photos are pretty damning evidence that something is very, very wrong in that marriage. But even worse, it is being reported that she left with a suitcase later. Ordinarily, reporting on something like this would feel like cruel gossip, but if she is being abused and no one stepped in, then it SHOULD be publicized far and wide. No one should be treated that way.

Apparently police are investigating the attack and there could be consequences for Saatchi. But it's chilling to imagine someone who thought it was perfectly acceptable to beat his wife in broad daylight like that, in PUBLIC no less.

Now maybe these photos are being misinterpreted. Maybe. But something happened and something needs to be done about it.

My heart goes out to Nigella who I came to love back in the early 2000's on her show Nigella Bites and who has always struck me as warm and wonderful. Let's hope she gets through this and gets whatever help she needs.

Do you think there is room for interpretation on these photos?


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Mimsy... Mimsymome

Oops, I think I see a typo.. Instead of, "Even worse...she left with a suitcase later," I think you meant, "thank goodness...she left with a suitcase later."  ;)

jessi... jessicasmom1

I dont blame her for leaving

nonmember avatar Rach

Those photos do look pretty open to interpretation. In one of them she's holding his hand. And it doesn't look like she's crying. And it looks like he's wiping something off her nose, not poking her.

Cel7777 Cel7777

In the first photo they are holding hands, in the rest of the photos clearly his hand is around her throat, but she doesn't seem to be fighting him or looking particularly frantic. I don't know what to make of these. He could have been acting aggressively toward her, he could have been telling some sort of story and acting it out....I don't know if her husband is American or not, but if he's from a different culture this kind of gesture could be more commonplace or have some kind of meaning that I'm not aware of. And I agree with Rach, the photo of him touching her face doesn't really look like he's "poking" her to me.

bills... billsfan1104

I am sorry I don't see it.

Lenor... Lenore411

If he were choking her, what was the person doing taking pictures and not helping?

jalaz77 jalaz77

Exactly Lenore411!!!

nonmember avatar Carodwen

As someone who was abused in my first only marriage these photos can not be interpreted as anything else. An abused wife at times will try her hardest to not react while in public out of fear of even worse repercussions once back home. And her had is on his because she is attempting to more than likely push this away. and to the person that though take photos instead of help SHAME ON YOU! this is why abused wives don't ask for help, because no one will care. She is famous so all that mattered was a headline. Friggin Shameful! The fact that this is ok to people just boggles my mind. If this is how the human race has become than we are in for a rude awakening.


If anyone thinks this is anything but ABUSE needs to have their heads examined!

Momof... Momof8kiddies

I'm shocked that this went on in public & no one intervened, yet someone had the time to take a SERIES of photos!!!

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