How tight does Saatchi have to grasp a woman’s throat before high society shuns him?

Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi (EXCLUSIVE)

Once it was easy to know how to stay in high society. The first commandment of American politics spelt it out: “Never get found in bed with a live man or dead woman.” A man discovered bedding another man is not now the scandal it once was – and for that advance much thanks. A man who kills a woman may be pushing it a bit – even in these non-judgmental times. But a man grabbing the throat of his wife, as if he is beginning to strangle the life out of her, in public view at a Mayfair restaurant – well, my dear fellow, who will damn you for such a trifle?

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