Nigella Lawson Photog Recalls '27 Minutes of Madness'

Celebrity chef's husband is under investigation after controversial photos surface of couple.
2:33 | 06/25/13

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We begin with the latest of the photos of celebrity chef, nigella lawson, and her husband, saatchi. Different explanations of what was going on at that restaurant. Paula faris has the details. Reporter: This morning, the photographer who took this shocking photo on the cover of britain's "sunday people," say this was no innocent tiff between nigella lawson and her husband. Instead, in a new column for the paper, he calls it, quote, 27 minutes of madness. What I saw outside that restaurant isn't something you can brush under the carpet, the photographer writes. The photos showing multimillionaire ad executive, charles saatchi, grabbing the throat of his celebrity chef wife, went global june 16th and led to debate about just what the images showed. But the photographer now tells "sunday people," he was in, quote, complete disbelief. Allegedly watching saatchi grab his wife's throat four times. Then, pinching and poking her nose, before she began crying uncontrollably. This morning, saatchi is firing back. Telling "the standard," even domestic goddesses sometimes have a bit of substance in their nose. I was trying to fish it out. From a p.R. Point of view, this story has really blown over. And he's only adding the fuel to the fire by coming up with this bizarre explanation. And I don't think anyone's buying. Reporter: Saatchi, who had previously downplayed the incident, was later photographed outside a london police station, where he accepted a caution f assault. Meantime, lawson has not been seen since friday, when she was photographed out her wedding ring. Her reps tell abc news, nigella isn't giving interviews. And that isn't due to change. Nigella is doing the smartest thing, which is going on with her career, handling a very, very personal situation in a very private way. Reporter: So, this morning, there are reports lawson, a judge on abc's "the taste," -- it has a lot of difficulty in it. Reporter: Is planning to move to los angeles soon, to focus on the next season of the show. Apparently, without her husband. For "good morning america," paula faris, abc news, new york. Wow. Getting physical with anyone is just -- I mean, it's just not okay. It's just not. And the fact that it was caught publicly, you know -- it's the first thing we learn, arguably, as children. Keep your hands to yourself. And explained away decades later.

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