MANILA, Philippines – Star television chef Nigella Lawson was photographed being “choked” by her advertising multimillionaire husband, Charles Saatchi, as they sat outside their favorite restaurant in London, Scott’s in Mayfair.
www.mirror.co.uk published photos of the couple on June 16, Sunday, where Saatchi is seen with his left hand on Lawson’s neck, her facial expression pleading and hurting.
According to the story that accompanied the photos, 70-year-old Saatchi grasped his 53-year-old wife on the neck 4 times. Fellow diners and passers by were reportedly shocked by what happened, but no one helped the distraught Lawson.
When the heated argument was over, Lawson even managed to give her husband a kiss on his right cheek. Saatchi stormed off to the car that was waiting for them, and Lawson followed, wiping away tears.
Lawson and Saatchi will be married for 10 years this September (his 3rd and her second). Saatchi has a daughter, Phoebe, 19, and Lawson has children Cosima, 19, and Bruno, 17, all from previous marriages.
According to www.guardian.co.uk, the police are looking into the incident. “We are aware of the reports, and we are making inquiries to establish the facts – but that does not constitute an investigation. No allegation has been made, and we have not spoken to any of the principles,” said a spokesman for Scotland Yard.
Neighbors at their Eaton Square home have described their relationship as “volatile.”
“They argue in the streets and are volatile at times but that could just be their form of passion. Those pictures do look unpleasant though,” a neighbor told www.dailymail.co.uk.
The incident apparently happened a week ago. Neither Lawson nor Saatchi have given any comment. – Rappler.com