Charles Saatchi, husband of Nigella Lawson has dismissed the claims that he assaulted his wife in broad daylight.
He described the incident as nothing more than a “playful tiff” in a release he sent out.
“About a week ago, we were sitting outside a restaurant having an intense debate about the children, and I held Nigella’s neck repeatedly while attempting to emphasize my point,” “There was no grip, it was a playful tiff. 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,” he says.
“We had made up by the time we were home. The paparazzi were congregated outside our house after the story broke [Sunday] morning, so I told Nigella to take the kids off till the dust settled.”
Saatchi has already been cautioned by the police over the pictures.
What do you make of his versions?