Photos Show Nigella Lawson's Husband Apparently Choking Her in Public

On Sunday morning, The Mirror roused its unwitting, sleepy-eyed readers with pictures that apparently show British chef Nigella Lawson being physically abused by her husband, art magnate Charles Saatchi, while sitting outside a London restaurant.

The pictures leave little room for interpretation — Saatchi was seen squeezing Lawson's throat several times, and she subsequently left the restaurant in tears. An eyewitness described the incident in all its contemptible detail:

It was utterly shocking to watch. I have no doubt she was scared. It was horrific, ­really. She was very tearful and was ­constantly dabbing her eyes.

Ugh. Happy Sunday morning, everyone. [Daily Beast, The Mirror]

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