Why the photographer never stepped in to stop Charles Saatchi hurting Nigella Lawson ‘immensely’
HAVING seen The People set the global news agenda with its scoop on Charles Saatchi and Nigella Lawson rowing in public, the Sun continues to play catch-up. In today’s update the paper announces “Nigella’s row with Saatchi ‘27 mins’” and reports the words of the photographer who recorded the action:
The cameraman, known only as Jean-Paul, said: “What I saw was 27 minutes of madness. That’s how long the abuse lasted. It is disgusting that people think the assault on Nigella was so short. It was shocking. The first time her head jolted backwards really got me.”
“He’s a big man and this would have hurt Nigella immensely.”
Watching celebrities is a lot like being David Attenborough playing the voice of God on a BBC nature shows. He’s there to see the wolf devour the fawn but never steps in to shoo the predator away or offer it a bun.
What the Sun doesn’t says is what else Jean-Paul told The People:
“I would have been arrested. I’m paparazzi so everyone hates you to begin with. The best thing I could do was carry on taking the pictures because now everyone can see that Charles Saatchi is an abuser.”
Although, he would have ben hurting Nigella “immensely“.
“I am proud because as a photographer you want to be in the paper but you also want to take pictures that mean something. This will be talked about for years.”
Indeed, it will…