Despite Everything, Nigella Lawson Remains Awesome
12/4/2013 11:00 AM PST, by Emily Trainham
Just when you think this awful, terrible story about the amazing Nigella Lawson and her gross, abusive former husband, Charles Saatchi, is over, it just keeps right on going. And going. Forever. If you'll remember, the last time we heard about this pair, it was because Charles was up in court trying to tell everyone that Nigella used drugs every day for the past decade and gave her assistants tons of his money. But this time, Nigella spoke to the same court in the same case, and something tells us that she's telling something a little (a lot) closer to the truth.
BOOM, here it is:
"He said that if I didn't go back to him and clear his name he would destroy me."
She also said that she wasn't even sure she wanted to testify, but that good ol' Charlie threatened her. She said that this past summer, when the choking photos came out and the divorce happened, was "a long summer of bullying and abuse," and, about Charles, "yes, he did have a temper and I don't think anyone can be in any doubt he had a temper." Too true, girl.
According to Nigella, Charles had a whole lot of problems, for instance he "didn't like to take part in family life," and the fact that Nigella made a good deal of her own money "used to irritate" him. As for that claim that she does cocaine every day (she admitted to doing it twice in her life), she said that whole thing was "dedicated to salvaging Mr. Saatchi's reputation and destroying mine." And just in case you were wondering, Nigella also said what we are all thinking: that this case against her former assistants is less about them and more about trying to wreck her whole life.
So, uh, when can this thing be over now? Can someone figure out how to explain to Charles Saatchi that he's being not only an annoying, awful jerk, but pretty much a monster? If no one has had that little sit down with him yet, can someone get on that, please? Because he could really, really use some truth these days, it seems.