Charles Saatchi launches bizarre attack on Taki
The saying “older but wiser” certainly doesn’t apply to Charles Saatchi who has launched a “furious attack” on socialite journalist Taki Theodoracopulous.
Saatchi, whose marital strife has filled acres of column inches for far too long now, wrote to The Spectator after Taki took to the defence of Nigella Lawson in the magazine. His letter read:
Dear Ms Taki [sic],
Although the Spectator is a lovely read, I always skip your column, I’m afraid.
I am simply not interested in your social life. I know that you delight in telling readers that your friends of Prussian nobility find you hilariously entertaining company at their swanky Europoncy parties.
But it was very hapless of you to spring to Nigella’s defence last week, as she always found you toe-curlingly vile, and would have been aghast at having you as her valiant supporter.
People tell me that in your unreadable column you also like to brag that you are a Black Belt at karate. Well, me too, old boy. But apparently your ‘fights’ are genteel affairs, against other soppy geriatrics rolling around the floor in crisp white outfits, in some bit of judokai nonsense.
Mine take place in cages, 20 feet square, unofficial little events with no gloves, no rules, and the loser being carried out, usually battered to bits. You will understand why I laughed out loud at your schoolyard boast that I should try throttling a real hard case like you.
Taki replied in his column this week and stated:
“I am 77 years old, 5ft 9in and weigh 185lbs. I am willing to face him any time under cage-fighting non-rules, which will be a first for me. I need three days’ notice”.
Fraser Nelson, the magazine’s editor, has offered to stage such a fight in the garden of The Spectator’s offices in Westminster. If this were to happen, we’d most definitely be amongst those who’d be cheering Taki on.
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