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Nigella Lawson's Hubby

Files for Divorce

I'll Teach You, Bitch!

7/7/2013 10:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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The husband of famous TV cooker Nigella Lawson has gone from the throat to the jugular -- filing for divorce because his wife didn't come to his defense after he choked her in public.

Yeah, you read right.

Charles Saatchi -- the mega-wealthy art collector who famously put his hands around Lawson's throat last month outside a famous London restaurant in plain view of paparazzi -- issued a statement announcing the divorce:

"I feel that I have clearly been a disappointment to Nigella during the last year or so, and I am disappointed that she was advised to make no public comment to explain that I abhor violence of any kind against women, and have never abused her physically in any way."

  Saatchi got a warning from cops to not do it again. Boy, those Brits are forgiving.

But Saatchi wasn't done. He went on to blame Nigella, saying they had drifted apart over the last year and essentially admitting that he went to town on her throat:

"The row photographed at Scott's Restaurant could equally have been Nigella grasping my neck to hold my attention -- as indeed she has done in the past."

So what should happen to Saatchi? Please advise in comment section.

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31.

Joey    

Arrogant POS. Hope she cleans his clock.

286 days ago
32.

Gullible    

What a prince!

286 days ago
33.

Lina    

This is one case where it was good that the paps were around to take the photos. I don't know if witnesses can be brought in in divorce cases, but if something more than just the photos is needed, I hope the paps who were there to witness it and take photos can help her get the most out of this sack of **** in the settlement.

286 days ago
34.

Keyser Söze    

Never understood what this gorgeous woman was doing with this douchebag in the first place... but it's very disappointing that he made the move to terminate their marriage, and not her. Goes to show: she was mistreated, no doubt about it, but she certainly didn't seem to have any real issue about it, regardless of what that a-hole, Saatchi, may think. Very disappointing.

Anyway... at the very least, go get that money, Nigella - that's the least you deserve.

286 days ago
35.

gutsygirl    

Nigella needs to pick up what little self-esteem he has left her with and never look back. I did...and found peace.

286 days ago
36.

Sandra     

This ass is deranged and i hope he has to pay hefty alimony!!!

286 days ago
37.

Sindi    

if women keep giving men a pass the first and second and third time they do it then men will never understand. Men should not abuse anyone and women should not abuse anyone. when a man lays a hand on a woman she should charge him and leave.... no forgiveness. Letting it happen is the same as condoning it; at least it appears to be in a lot of men's minds.

286 days ago
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GothamGirl    

The nerve of Nigella, not defending him! LOL He should publicly apologize, to her! He seems to be a nasty old money sort of guy, who is shut out of British society. You know how the "English" are! You're never "one of them". But Nigella's no angel either. She took up with this guy while her husband (John Diamond) was dying, and moved in with him 9 months after her husband's death. Not sure if he was divorced from wife #2 yet. Maybe time for all to move on.

286 days ago
39.

Mother Nature    

"So what should happen to Saatchi?"

He should be made to understand his behaviour is not acceptable via a method he truly understands: through his wallet.

More public humiliation would also be nice, and perhaps several hundred hours of community service tossed in for good measure.

He can help Nigella Lawson by continuing to make idiotic comments and pulling bone-head stunts.

He's a disgusting human being, and elicits absolutely no sympathy.

286 days ago
40.

JoJo    

Solution: fundraiser for charity!!!!

Winning bid gets to choke Saatchi at a trendy outdoor restaurant of his or her choice.

286 days ago
41.

Trecee    

Girl, If he wants to hit you then you hit him roght back and hard! Right in the bank account. You have photographs, witnesses and his own statements. I never condone suing or taking anyone for money but it is obvious this douche bag egomaniac abusive turd ball deserves to get slammed hard!

286 days ago
42.

ross    

That's right pal, blame the victim. She'll be better off without you.

286 days ago
43.

dream    

She's better off without that p@$$y

286 days ago
44.

Michelle Nelson    

Said like the perfect abusive spouse...SHE did not DEFEND HIM for choking her...clearly choking her...and there were about 5 or 6 photos from the magazine...it wasn't for a brief moment (not that that would matter), but he held her like that for at least a few seconds. You could see in her eyes that she's not shocked by his behavior; clearly he has done this before. And you can see him gesticulating at her for some horrible infraction she must have committed. He's an abusive and rich man, so he'll be just fine. Jerk.

286 days ago
45.

Michelle Petersen    

I must say, I really do admire Nigella Lawson sticking to her guns after suffering domestic violence at the hands of media mogul Charles Saatchi. We see so many women buckle here through intimidation and lack of self-esteem, but not this lady.

We finally see the attitude the Saatchi company and it's subsidiaries have towards women, domestic violence and abuse. It will be very interesting to note which companies have and will stay on their books after this. Complacency will speak volumes in this case...

286 days ago
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