Nigella Lawson getting suicidal threats from Saatchi

Written by PTI | New York | Updated: Aug 13 2013, 00:00am hrs
Nigella LawsonNigella Lawson divorced Saatchi after he was photographed choking her at a London restaurant. (AP)
Art collector Charles Saatchi is allegedly threatening to commit suicide in a desperate bid to win back chef Nigella Lawson.

Lawson, 53, recently divorced the British art collector after he was photographed choking her at a London restaurant.

Saatchi has been sending Lawson harassing messages, begging her to contact him in the days after the couple were granted a decree nisi in the High Court, reported New York Daily News quoting her friends.

"Charles has been texting and phoning Nigella endlessly. One minute he's pleading, the next bullying. Her silence has been driving him crazy," a source told the newspaper.

Lawson reportedly received a panicked text message from Saatchi's 18-year-old daughter Phoebe too, who expressed concerns about her father's behaviour.