Nigella Lawson Choked In Public By Husband Charles Saatchi

Mon, June 17, 2013 11:18am EST by 6 Comments
Charles Saatchi Nigella Lawson Choked

Unbelievable! The celebrity chef and her art tycoon husband got into a spat while at a restaurant and things got shockingly violent!

Multimillionaire art collector Charles Saatchi was caught clutching his wife, celebrity chef Nigella Lawson’s throat in the middle of a heated dispute while dining at the Mayfair Restaurant in New York City on June 9. Though Nigella appeared teary-eyed and extremely shaken by the confrontation, Charles is now insisting that it was just a “playful tiff.”

Nigella Lawson & Charles Saatchi’s Violent Fight

“About a week ago we were sitting outside a restaurant having an intense debate about the children,” Charles tried explaining to the Evening Standard. “I held Nigella’s neck repeatedly while attempting to emphasize my point.” Not exactly an absolving explanation.

“There was no grip,” Charles said. “The pictures are horrific but give a far more drastic and violent impression of what took place.”

After grabbing Nigella’s throat, first with his left hand and then with both, Charles then oddly tweaked Nigella’s nose and used his wrists to push her face away. Nigella then clutched his hand, took a large gulp of wine, and kissed Charles on the cheek.

Charles Saatchi Chokes Nigella Lawson: ‘It Was Shocking To Watch’

“It was utterly shocking to watch,” an eyewitness told the Evening Standard. “It was horrific, really.”

After their meal at the Mayfair, Nigella was spotted leaving in tears, definitely distressed. Charles said that his wife was crying because she was upset over having an argument, not because she had been hurt. Though, the amount of emotional pain Nigella likely experienced from having her husband grab her throat is probably enormous.

No official complaint has been filed by Nigella, according to the Evening Standard, but police are expected to investigate the incident.

Nigella Lawson & Charles Saatchi’s Marriage

Nigella and Charles have been married since 2003. It is Nigella’s second marriage and Charles’ third. Together, the celebrity chef and her art tycoon husband are reportedly worth over $150 million.

We can’t believe this violent exchange — in public, no less! Things obviously got heated, and though Charles is claiming that Nigella is okay, putting your hands on a woman like that NEVER is. What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Let us know!

– Andrew Gruttadaro

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Don't put your hands on me!

Posted at 1:05 PM on June 17, 2013  

A guy did that to me once. I tried to scratch his eyeballs out! When he let my neck go I kicked him in the family jewels! with my high heel shoes.
Teach your daughters to fight ladies and gentlemen.
Whatever the spat was about that gave him no right to put his hands on her.
My mom always taught me if a man puts his hands on you in anger, let him know you you are not gonna except that.
That guy was history after he did that.
When my dad and six brothers found him, let’s just say, when he got out of the hospital, he no longer wanted to live in the same state as me.

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Posted at 12:22 PM on June 17, 2013  

My husband always said that you are not a man if you hit or abuse a woman. Whether it is in play or not he was wrong to do this. He would go to jail.

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Posted at 12:00 PM on June 17, 2013  

One word: JAIL!!!!

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Posted at 11:46 AM on June 17, 2013  

in the old day people hit’ eachother in public places.

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Posted at 7:20 PM on June 17, 2013  

She is British. He’s Iraqi. Nigella is his third wife, married 10 yrs. he is 15 years older. Live in London where incident occurred.

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Posted at 7:32 PM on June 17, 2013  

So you are saying this gives him the right to choke his wife. I do not know where you were raised but if you are a MAN this not give anybody to choke someone expectley your wife. If that would have been me he would be in jail.

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