Nigella Lawson’s husband Charles Saatchi visited Scotland Yard to accept a “caution” from the police as punishment for choking her at a London restaurant, The London Evening Standard reports.
However, no charges will be filed for the incident, nor will the police continue to be involved. Here’s how The Queen’s Law works, according to CBS: “A caution is a formal warning given to someone who admits a minor offense. It carries no penalty, but it can be used as evidence of bad character if a person is later prosecuted for a different crime.”
Scotland Yard would only admit that a “70-year-old man” came to personally accept a caution, while Saatchi told the Evening Standard that he went voluntarily: “I thought it was better than the alternative of this hanging over all of us for months.”
Nigella hasn’t filed charges against her husband, and has never given a statement on this scandal, nor has her spokesperson indicated whether she would return home with her children.
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