Char­ity slams Saatchi sale pic­tures

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS - BY CHAR­LOTTE OLIVER

JEWISH WOMEN’S Aid has crit­i­cised Charles Saatchi af­ter im­ages de­pict­ing him grab­bing ex-wife Nigella Law­son’s neck went on sale on his web­site.

The char­ity, which works to tackle do­mes­tic abuse within the com­mu­nity, said it was “ap­palled” that the pic­tures were be­ing used for fi­nan­cial gain. A spokesper­son said: “This is in very poor taste. Any im­age that pro­motes vi­o­lence against women and girls just per­pet­u­ates a cul­ture where abuse is ac­cept­able.”

The cou­ple di­vorced last year af­ter the art col­lec­tor and ad­ver­tis­ing mogul was pho­tographed with his hands around her neck out­side a Lon­don restau­rant. He hit the head­lines again this week when his on­line gallery, which fea­tures work by more than 40,000 artists, was found to con­tain the of­fend­ing im­ages.

Though he does not com­mis­sion the listed work, Mr Saatchi re­ceives 30 per cent of all their earn­ings.

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