‘AnonymousThroat grab photographer’ is not an ‘Opportunistic Paparazzi’ – but the former CEO ofbankrupt Big Pictures, famed for their ‘set-up’ celebrity paparazzi shots with the likes of Jordan & Peter Andre, Abi Titmuss
It has widely been speculated that Nigella Lawson was involved in a 3-way set up of Charles Saatchi with the former CEO of bankrupt celebrity picture agency Big Pictures working from a tip off from the redundant former Assistant Editor (Features) of the Mail on Sunday, Sian James, who allegedly happened to be sitting in Scotts restaurant in Mayfair on the day of the set up next to Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi on the 9th June 2013.
‘Tactile’ Mr. Saatchi went with Nigella Lawson to an outside table at Scotts for a ‘quick cigarette’on two occasions during their meal for a maximum of 10 minutes each time where Nigella Lawson pretended to be‘worse than drunk’ and ‘out of it’ according to sources at the restaurant witnessing what happened.
There was no ‘27 minutes of attack’ as alleged by anonymous photographer ‘Jean Paul’ as Scotts restaurant will confirm, as the pair only sat at the outside table for a cigarette twice and for a maximum of 10 minutes each time.
The supposed ‘paparazzi photographer’ – who hides behind the fake identity of ‘Jean Paul’- foolishly wrote a self-by-lined article the week after the pictures ran in the Sunday People (27th June 2013) falsely claiming he witnessed a 27 minute ‘attack’ by Mr. Saatchi and noticed it after Nigella Lawson’s head ‘jolted back’ before he started snapping the alleged ‘attack’.
Waiters, management and customers at Scotts would not allow a high profile customer to be throttled in the outside dining area of Scotts onMount Street, Mayfair whilst continuing to serve drinks. Scotts are not complicit in the fake abuse scandal. Nor would Scotts allow someone like Nigella Lawson to suffer from sustained abuse whilst continuing to serve other customers. Because there simply was no abuse. This is fake.
The timeline, context and‘Jean-Paul’s’ version of events is a total invention for the purposes of selling the fake pictures for a large fee internationally.
Nigella Lawson feigned distressed for Jean-Paul’s camera whilst presenting Mr. Saatchi with behaviour that was disturbing and distressful in the extreme. Delicately holding her right hand, Mr. Saatchi with his left hand, and in typical ‘tactile’ style held her head to ‘bring her back’ ‘jig her back’ as he was very concerned about her deteriorating, highly concerning, erratic behaviour.
The so-called sustained ‘27 minute attack’ according to anonymous paparazzi ‘Jean-Paul’ is an invention and a total lie.
‘Jean Paul’ would have been better off remaining quiet rather than embellishing and adding lunacy to his version of events in order to command a bigger fee. The Sunday People paid £14,000 for the exclusive picture set which became a front cover story on 16th June 2013 after the pictures were turned down by the likes of The Sun newspaper because Jean Paul was looking for so much money for them.
The Mirror Group (owners of the Sunday People)MUST APOLOGISE for running the pictures and then damage caused to Charles Saatchi and then following up the story in the Mirror with a story about Nigella Lawson comforted by James Bond (from the nasty Bond Villain) on 27th July 2013 titled ‘Nigella Lawson has been comforted by Pierce Brosnan over her marriage split hell’.
Married Pierce Brosnan will probably be horrified his ‘friendship’ with Nigella Lawson being abused by Nigella Lawson in an effort to paint herself as a victim of wife abuse from a nasty ‘Bond villain’ with ‘James Bond’ riding in to comfort her and then ride off with her into the sunset.
If Nigella Lawson was dating a footballer she could probably get away with this made up lunacy, but she’s tried to media manipulate her way out of a 10 year marriage to one of the key figures in the media world as a way to get out of a marriage that has been on the rocks for over a year according to sources.
Nigella, not wanting to be single for even a minute, probably wanted to create the perfect bridge from her 10 year marriage to Charles Saatchi and straight into the arms of ‘James Bond’. She behaved this way when she orchestrated and began an affair with Charles Saatchi 6 months before John Diamond died. No gaps in any relationship.
After the invented ‘throttling’ incident on 9th June 2013, but well before the pictures ran in the Sunday People on the 16th June 2013, Nigella Lawson happily went back to Scotts for a meal with Mr. Saatchi on Saturday 15th June 2013 and was seen happily sitting at the same table dining with Mr. Saatchi.
She wouldn’t do this if she was ‘in fear of her life’ after an alleged incident on the 9th June 2013.
She would have gone into hiding before the pictures ran and after the so-called incident.
On Sunday 16th June 2013, the Sunday People ran manipulated pictures – taken 8 days before.
If the motivation for Nigella Lawson to ‘go into hiding’ was indeed fear of attack from a ‘wife abuser’, why was she dining happily with him at Scotts a week after the so-called abuse. Because there was NO abuse. This is a total and utter lie.
Only after the pictures ran in the Sunday People Nigella Lawson ‘went to ground’ according to sources and will still not confirm to the media that there was absolutely nothing to it and it was a set-up.
Nigella Lawson was apparently advised by her agent/publicist Mark Thompson to ‘say nothing’ as her silence and lack of clarification would assist paint the picture of Charles Saatchi as a wife abuser and give her international sympathy and fame.
Ms. Lawson hoped that she would be an interview opportunity on Oprah on the proviso that Oprah would not ask her specific questions about the so-called abuse.
But there is no Oprah interview.
As well as a convenient exit from the marriage and quickie divorce from Mr. Saatchi, Ms. Lawson was well aware her show The Taste in the States did not rate very well and need a PR boost and she was looking to re-launch herself on Channel 4 in the U.K. since a break from 2006.
This whole exercise was totally on-brand from Nigella Lawson who has always wanted to paint herself as an abused Victim rather than ‘Monstrous Feminine’.
Nigella Lawson has cut off all communication with Saatchi accept via her lawyer.
Nigella Lawson has left her step daughter Phoebe distraught, who Lawson has been a mother to from the age of 7 according to sources. Nigella Lawson has not tried to communicate with Phoebe in over last 7 weeks and has cut off all communication.
Sunday 9th June 2013
Charles Saatchi was aware of ‘play’ for the paparazzi cameras at Scotts Restaurant in Mayfair which he has been going to with for Nigella Lawson for many years.
This is the highly photographed spot outside Scotts restaurant where people have a smoke – it is probably the most photographed spot by paparazzi photographers in the world – as it’s in full view of photographers.
The food they were eating was on an inside table not on the table of the alleged ‘throat grab’.
It’s always been just playful fun and games. Teeth cleaning. Nose cleaning. Hand over the mouth etc. It has always “looked” extreme, but it’s just simple gentle play.
They have ALWAYS been very tactile with each other.
Nigella Lawson was well aware of “Jean-Paul’s” camera looking straight into the lens on several occasions. Unfortunately Jean-Paul has uploaded all the images, rather than editing out all the ones where Nigella is directly looking at him.
Nigella Lawson’s behaviour was erratic and ‘worse than drunk’ according to sources. She almost seemed to be passing out..
Delicately holding Ms. Lawson’s hand, Mr. Saatchi puts his hand to her throat to ‘jig her back’ to ‘bring her back’. All the time he is comforting her by delicately holding her hand.
This went on for a matter of only a few minutes.
‘Tactile’ Mr. Saatchi removed a substance from Nigella Lawson’s nostrils. He was not wrenching, tweaking her nose. The ‘pained’ look was faked by Nigella Lawson for Jean-Paul’s camera.
Saturday 15th June 2013
On Saturday 15th June 2013, Nigella Lawson happily returns to Scotts Restaurant with Charles Saatchi and has a meal. There were not issues. She was relaxed and having a good time.
Sunday 16th June 2013
The Sunday People run pictures taken 8 days earlier on Sunday 9th June 2013 backed by a fake ‘witness account’ from Sian James, former Assistant Editor (Features) of the Mail on Sunday who has stated she was in the restautant with Nigella Lawson, witnessed the abuse and then ‘got on the phone’ to Jean-Paul who apparently drove across town and had time to position his car and witness ’27 minutes of sustained abuse’. This also implies that the abuse was going on outside the restaurant for much longer than just the 27 sustained minutes that ‘Jean-Paul’ witnessed. For Sian James to see something, call him and then him drive across town, position his camera and then snap away for 27 minutes without intervening in the so-called abuse suggests Scotts staff happily continued serving whilst Nigella Lawson was abused well over an hour. Total and utter fantasy and lies.
Sunday 16thJune 2013
Nigella Lawson goes into hiding and refuses to explain the truth behind the pictures to journalists. She only communicates to Saatchi through her lawyer.
23rd June 2013
“Jean-Paul” the photographer gloats in his self written article in the Sunday People (the week after the original pictures run) by stating that he witnessed a sustained attack for over 27 minutes.
Lawson attack: Photographer Jean-Paul says he witnessed 27 MINUTES of madness
What I saw outside that restaurant isn’t something you can brush under the carpet, Jean-Paul writes for the Sunday People.
Charles Saatchi dismissed it as “nothing more than a playful tiff”. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg suggested it could have been a “fleeting thing”.
But what I witnessed was 27 minutes of madness, writes photographer Jean-Paul in the Sunday People after he took those shocking pictures.
That’s how long the abuse lasted from start to finish so it was most definitely not a fleeting moment.
It is disgusting that people think the Nigella assault was such a short event.
Nick Ferrari said on his LBC radio show the incident happened across just three pictures, which is utter nonsense.
What I saw outside that restaurant isn’t something you can brush under the carpet.
Nick Clegg is a moron if he thinks it was a fleeting moment. Nigella Lawson was abused, properly abused.
It happened in public so it is so worrying to think about what might happen at home where nobody else can see.
People have asked why I didn’t intervene, why I didn’t go over. The answer is simple – I would have been arrested. I’m paparazzi so everyone hates you to begin with.
We are all lumped into the same category but I wasn’t hounding her. The best thing I could do was carry on taking the pictures because now everyone can see that Charles Saatchi is an abuser. There is no doubt about that in those pictures.
It was shocking. The first time her head jolted backwards really got me. I didn’t take pictures initially.
I arrived and they were having a meal, I didn’t want to take pictures of people eating because I don’t think it’s good to do.
I thought OK, I will wait for them to finish, wait in my car then get a full-length pic of Nigella as she left.
I was sitting reading the paper but keeping an eye out to make sure I didn’t miss them leaving.
Then suddenly I saw Nigella’s head jolt backwards. I thought this is odd.
I put the camera up to my face to look through the lens and I saw his left hand on her throat so I started taking pictures.
From that moment on I kept taking pictures and there were 27 minutes of it, 27 minutes of abuse.
When I saw the very first pictures, I thought he can’t be doing this. I was in complete disbelief.
I said to myself this can’t be happening, it can’t be real. I thought he was just demonstrating something.
She can’t go back to him now without losing the respect of so many people.
It has been a crazy week, people are still buying the pictures.Hearing that they have been seen over the world is so special. I don’t think this will ever go away.
You’re never going to see this in public again.
I am proud, because as a photographer you want to be in the paper but you also want to take pictures that mean something, have some merit. And this will be talked about for year
23rd July 2012
PR Guru Richard Hillgrove publishes a blog stating the pictures are fake.
24th July 2012
Nigella Lawson threatens to sue Richard Hillgrove via Schillings, her lawyers unless he apologises, removes the post etc. Schillings also threaten every media outlet that publishes Richard Hillgrove’s contention that the pictures are fake.
Nigella Lawson instructs Schillings to threaten Richard Hillgrove with legal action.
This is the first communication anyone has had from Nigella Lawson since the pictures ran (as opposed to when the pictures were taken, afterwards she was fine) – who hadn’t even contacted her step daughter Phoebe.
30th July 2013
Richard Hillgrove callsKevin Lansdowne, restaurant manager of Scott’s, Mayfair (Tel. 020 7495 7309) about incident and version of events. He said Scotts will not make any comment on the version of events.