Charlotte Laudat, 31, attacked her husband with a pair of scissors after discovering he was having an affair with a woman in her 70s
A fashion designer who slashed her husband across the face with scissors after discovering he was having an affair is facing jail.
Charlotte Laudat, 31, attacked her partner Simon, 40, just hours after finding naked photos of an older woman in her 70s on his phone.
She pulled a pair of scissors from her robe and inflicted eight wounds to her husband’s face, telling him: ‘You are going to die tonight’, Blackfriars Crown Court heard.
Fearing for his life, Mr Laudat jumped out of a first-floor window to escape for his irate wife.
Laudat, who designs children’s clothes under the brand Little Lott London, pleaded guilty on Monday to attacking her husband, on October 26 last year.
Judge Jane Sullivan adjourned sentencing until April 13 but warned a tearful Laudat, who is now pregnant, she could face a spell behind bars. The court was not told who is the baby’s father.
The court heard Laudat and her husband, who married in April 2016, had been on a property management course in Milton Keynes when she found naked photos of a woman she believed was in her 70s on his phone.
She said she initially believed it was a ‘joke’ but her husband admitted to the affair, coming to her flat in Finsbury Park later that evening to try to talk.
Prosecutor Gino Connor said after a phone call to the woman in the pictures, Laudat flew into a rage and pulled out the scissors.
‘She was shouting and screaming abuse at him, saying “I can’t believe you have done this to me”,’ he said.
‘At this point she attacked her husband with a pair of scissors.
‘She held the scissors in her fist with the blade open and started to slash at his face, saying “I will cut your eye open”.’
According to the Evening Standard, Mr Laudat, who gave evidence from a wheelchair, told the court: ‘At first she held them in her hand. After she hit me the first time with the scissors I backed away because I was in shock at what she had done.
‘She then put the scissors inside the knuckles and basically she punched me.’
Ms Laudat, pictured here with her husband Simon in happier times, is facing a prison term
Simon Laudat had to jump out of a first floor window to escape from his wife
Blackfriars Crown Court heard Mr Laudat requires a Zimmer frame when at home in addition to his wheel chair following the attack on October 26
Ms Laudat attacked her husband at their home in Finsbury Park, pictured with a red door
He said he ‘pleaded’ with his wife to stop the attack, and grabbed her hair in a bid to wrestle free the scissors.
After Laudat told him ‘You’re suffering tonight, you are going to die tonight’, he believed he had no choice but to jump out of the kitchen window and seek help from neighbours.
‘I had to get out of there, she threatened my life’, he said.
Mr Laudat shattered his ankle in the fall from the first floor flat, and now needs a wheelchair to get around and as well as a Zimmer frame at home.
When pleading guilty, Laudat claimed her husband had come at her first with the scissors, and she had inflicted the wounds during the ensuing struggle.
Laudat is the owner and creator of a two children’s clothing brands offering ‘alternative edgy London street wear for children’.
One brand is Baby Little Lott Newborn for babies up to two. Then she has a range for children aged between three and twelve and finally Teen Little Lott London for children between 13 and 15.
Laudat, pictured, pleaded guilty to unlawful wounding and inflicting grievous bodily harm
Blackfriars Crown Court heard Mr Laudat pleaded with his wife to cease her attack
Laudat claimed her husband had first produced the scissors although this was rejected by judge Sullivan who said: ‘I have no doubt it was she who produced the scissors and used them to cause the injuries’
But Judge Sullivan rejected her story, saying: ‘I have no doubt it was she who produced the scissors and used them to cause the injuries.
‘She was angry about his behaviour with another woman.’
Laudat, formerly of Finsbury Park, pleaded guilty to unlawful wounding and inflicting grievous bodily harm.
Laudat, who is a Women’s Aid Campaign Champion, was freed on bail until sentencing next month.
Laudat, pictured, initially thought the naked photographs were a joke until her husband admitted the affair with the elderly woman
Ms Laudat, left, told her husband, right, ‘You’re suffering tonight, you are going to die tonight’
Laudat, pictured, was released on bail for sentencing at Blackfriars Crown Court next month