Husband of Nigella Lawson admits to assaulting her
Yesterday TV Rage told you about Nigella Lawson, a British celebrity chef (who also does work on American television) who was assaulted over the weekend by her husband, advertising mogul Charles Saatchi.
The incident was photographed, as it occurred in public at a London seafood restaurant. Saatchi initially said that the incident was a misunderstanding and that they were merely engaged in an "intense debate" about children. He called it a "playful tiff," saying that his wife's tears were because "we both hate arguing."
Now Saatchi has reversed course and admitted that he assaulted her.
He met with police for four hours yesterday and was given a "caution" after admitting the assault. By admitting it, he will not face formal charges.
"Although Nigella made no complaint, I volunteered to go to Charing Cross station and take a police caution after a discussion with my lawyer because I thought it was better than the alternative of this hanging over all of us for months," he said.
Maybe this is just me thinking out loud, but if he really did nothing wrong, it was a big misunderstanding and there was zero validity to these claims, wouldn't you fight for your reputation and stand up for yourself? Sure the media scrutiny would come and he might take a short-term hit on his reputation, but at least there would be some doubt and his story would seem possible, if implausible.
Instead, he is a man who abused his wife.
The couple has been married for nearly a decade.
Lawson's ABC reality series, 'The Taste,' was recently renewed for a second season. She is currently promoting her most recent book, "Nigellissima."
Here is a brief look at 'The Taste.' If you would like to see full episodes, please visit ABC's website.