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Video exists of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack, though the politician says he was too drunk to remember if this actually took place or not.

Still, Ford is permitted to travel freely around the world.

Nigella Lawson? Not so much.

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The celebrity chef was not permitted to board a flight out of London on Sunday - bound for a wedding in Los Angeles - due to her past admission that she snorted cocaine several times and smoked pot in front of her kids.

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Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson says her ex-husband Charles Saatchi was bent on destroying her after a restaurant argument earlier this year went viral.

Testifying Wednesday in a fraud trial against two ex-assistants who once worked for her and former spouse, Nigella made the bombshell allegation.

"He said that if I didn't go back to him and clear his name he would destroy me," the 53-year-old Lawson told Isleworth Crown Court in West London.

Nigella Lawson struggled to maintain her composure on the stand as she described the period since her divorce as "a long summer of bullying and abuse."

She told lawyers that her ex, 70, a wealthy global advertising executive and media mogul, threatened her when she balked at appearing in court.

Describing Charles, who she alleges choked her in a restaurant, "Yes, he did have a temper and I don't think anyone can be in any doubt he had a temper."

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Nigella Lawson is a free woman.

About six weeks after the celebrity chef was seemingly choked by husband Charles Saatchi at a London restaurant, Lawson was granted a divorce at a hearing yesterday.

A 70-second hearing, according to to the Great Britain's The Guardian.

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Saatchi accepted a formal citation as a result of the incident, admitting that he did, indeed, assault his wife.

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Nigella Lawson's marriage to Charles Saatchi was far from perfect - getting choked in a restaurant is never a good sign - but she's devastated by its end.

When Saatchi filed to divorce Lawson last weekend, it blindsided her.

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"She moved out, she needed a break, she needed to think, to be apart, but in no terms did they break up or even discuss the D-word," an insider says.

"She didn't expect him to pull this move."

Unlike her dessert recipes, the way he went about it left a particularly bitter taste in her mouth, as the former Food Network star hoped they might work it out.

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Charles Saatchi, Nigella Lawson's husband, has announced he's divorcing the celebrity chef, expressing disappointment she failed to publicly defend him.

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The fallout from their disturbing public fight - he allegedly choked Nigella Lawson in a restaurant June 9 - culminated in the demise of their marriage.

Saatchi, 70, an art collector and global ad agency co-founder, told The Mail (UK), "I am sorry to announce that Nigella Lawson and I are getting divorced."

"I am disappointed that she was advised to make no public comment to explain that I abhor violence of any kind against women, and have never abused her physically in any way."

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Charles Saatchi has been slapped with a caution by British police.

As previously reported, the 70-year old husband of celebrity chef Nigella Lawson was photographed with his hands around his wife's neck last week, an incident witnessed by several patrons of a restaurant in Great Britain.

Saatchi later downplayed the encounter as a "playful tiff" and said he had made up with Lawson after their cantankerous night out.

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But the art collector met with law enforcement officials yesterday and a spokesman for the Metropolitan Police confirms an investigation was carried out.

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Charles Saatchi has spoken out about his alleged choking of wife Nigella Lawson.

As previously reported, witnesses told a British newspaper that the couple got into a major argument at a restaurant... that Lawson looked especially upset... and that Saatchi reached across the table at one point and wrapped his hands around her neck.

In the face of published photographs that depict this act, the 70-year old art collector The Standard:

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“About a week ago, we were sitting outside a restaurant having an intense debate about the children, and I held Nigella’s neck repeatedly while attempting to emphasise my point.

“There was no grip, it was a playful tiff. The pictures are horrific but give a far more drastic and violent impression of what took place. Nigella’s tears were because we both hate arguing, not because she had been hurt."

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Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson is in the news today, but it's not for any dessert recipes whipped up by The Taste panelist.

It's for something far more disturbing.

According to a report in Great Britain's Sunday People, Lawson and husband Charles Saatchi were dining at a restaurant called Scott's when the latter reached over and grabbed his wife by the throat.

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The British newspaper actually has photos of the incident.

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