The shadow home secretary said Nick Clegg demonstrated "how little he understands violence against women" after he said Charles Saatchi's assault of wife Nigella Lawson could have been "a fleeting thing."
Labour's Yvette Cooper tweeted:
Clegg shows how little he understands violence against women - too often dismissed as fleeting or unimportant when it is a hidden crime 1/2
Saatchi accepted caution for assault. Mins should condemn all violence against women & show they take it seriously. Clegg failed today 2/2
Art collector Charles Saatchi has announced he is divorcing Nigella Lawson, weeks after he was pictured with his hand over her throat.
Charles Saatchi dismissed pictures showing him with his hand around his wife Nigella Lawson's neck as part of a "playful tiff."