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Ad Mogul Charles Saatchi

'Cautioned' By Cops After

CHOKING WIFE

6/18/2013 8:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Advertising mogul Charles Saatchi -- one of the biggest art collectors in the world -- was given an official "caution" by London police after photos emerged showing the 70-year-old CHOKING HIS WIFE with his bare hands.

The story is exploding in the U.K. ... after photos surfaced showing Saatchi with his hands wrapped tightly around the neck of his wife Nigella Lawson -- a celebrity chef who recently appeared on "The Taste."

The photos were taken while Saatchi and Lawson were having dinner last week at Scott’s in Mayfair -- a very posh London restaurant.

Saatchi insisted he wasn't trying to hurt Lawson -- claiming they were merely in the middle of a "playful tiff." The look of sheer terror on Lawson's face says otherwise ...

Saatchi also said, "The pictures are horrific but give a far more drastic and violent impression of what took place. Nigella’s tears were because we both hate arguing, not because she had been hurt."

Lawson has reportedly left the couple's home with her children -- though Saatchi insists he sent her away to escape the media blitz until "the dust settled."

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61.

Sunshine    

What a perfect explanation! I can't believe we all think he's full of crap! We are so clearly misunderstanding everything. After he is smart and we are dumb. (Eyes Rolling)

456 days ago
62.

Lee    

"Lawson has reportedly left the couple's home with her children -- though Saatchi insists he sent her away to escape the media blitz until "the dust settled."

He sent her away. He might want to re-phrase. He made her go away. He's got power over her for sure. If she kills him, she will have precedence. The world now knows what he does behind close door.

456 days ago
63.

Elle    

He "sent her away"? Does this woman make any decisions on her own or does she simply follow his commands

456 days ago
64.

Denese    

He must really hate her to strangle her like that. Isn't strangulation one of the worst crimes, as you have to look your victim in the eyes?

456 days ago
65.

Bossy Potato    

What kind of a person justifies strangling?! That is insane!

456 days ago
66.

4reallikecomon    

A certain race beat women,and a cetain race has a little "tiff"

456 days ago
67.

Crabby    

RUN Nigella. DON"T look back!

456 days ago
68.

OhReally    

Did her husband dial up 1800 choke that Hoe ?

455 days ago
69.

Chris    

Im no cook but i could watch Nigella do it all day long.

455 days ago
70.

robert allen    

if your being chocked ...get out now....next time it may be your life...don't take it lightly he will never change believe me

435 days ago
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