Shocking Photos of Celebrity Chef Raises Concern of Domestic Abuse

Photos show TV star and chef Nigella Lawson in apparent confrontation with millionaire husband.
1:34 | 06/16/13

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And to a headline overseas this evening, straight from the cover of a british newspaper, ricocheting back here to america. It involves a celebrity chef television here in the states and her husband. And growing questions now over his alleged treatment of her. Here's abc's lama hasan in london tonight. Reporter: On the front cover of british tabloid "the sunday people" today, a shocking headline, showing tv star and celebrity chef nigella lawson being grabbed by the throat. According to the newspaper, the incident occurred during an argument with her husband, multimillionaire charles saatchi, while dining at an upscale restaurant in london popular with celebrities. The beloved chef, a one-time "person of the week" for "world news," is famous for her love of food and is a star on abc's series "the taste." She has admitted publicly in the past that she and saatchi has fiery fights. In 2007, she went so far as to say, "i'll go quiet when he explodes." This public incident now focusing a light on an epidemic that normally takes place in the shadows. Staggering statistics from the u.S. Office on violence against women claim a woman is assaulted or beaten every nine seconds. Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women in the u.S. Three women die at the hands of abusers daily. Scotland yard says officers are looking at, quote, establishing the facts of the incident, whether an investigation is necessary. Now, we tried contacting lawson and saatchi for comment. Neither one could be reached.

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