Nigella Lawson’s Husband Issues Statement Calling Choking Photos A "Playful Tiff"

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Troubling photos of Nigella Lawson’s husband, Charles Saatchi, allegedly choking her in a restaurant surfaced and are on the cover of all the British mags today. Charles has issued a statement, but do you buy it? Here it is:

“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 emphasise 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. We had made up by the time we were home. The paparazzi were congregated outside our house after the story broke yesterday morning, so I told Nigella to take the kids off till the dust settled.”

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