Denise Robertson: No one comes out well from the Saatchi story

Denise Robertson gives her views Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi

Nigella Lawson
Nigella Lawson

No one comes out well from the Saatchi story. Not the arrogant bully who thought he could get away with anything.

Not the waiters who turned a blind eye to a big tipper’s ugly behaviour. Not the other diners, none of whom intervened.

Not the photographer, who went on snapping, all the while calculating where he could get the best price, or the rest of us, discussing a woman’s humiliation day after day after day.

Broadcasters had an almost lip-smacking satisfaction in commiserating with poor Nigella.

Were we really being helpful or enjoying seeing the domestic goddess in the soup?

Are we turning into a nation of voyeurs while domestic violence, at all levels of society, continues to flourish?


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