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article imageOp-Ed: Protester sentenced to six weeks in prison for Murdoch pie attack

By Christopher Bates     Aug 2, 2011 in Crime
Westminster - Jonathan May-Bowles has been jailed for six weeks after attacking News Corporation CEO Rupert Murdoch with a shaving foam pie.
It was back on July 19 when the 80-year-old billionaire was giving evidence to MP's regarding the News of the World phone-hacking scandal.
Just several minutes after the questioning commenced, protester Jonathan May-Bowles targeted Murdoch with a plate full of shaving foam.
The 26-year-old appeared to get more foam on himself than he did Murdoch, and was even subjected to a vicious right hook from Wendi Deng - Murdoch's wife of 12 years.
May-Bowles pleaded guilty to assault on Friday, when he appeared at the City of Westminster Magistrates' Court in central London.
District Judge Daphne Wickham said: "This is a parliamentary process, which as you know conducts itself with dignity and in a civilised fashion. Everybody else in the room expected that, with one exception - you. You attended those proceedings with only one intention, to disrupt them."
Before leaving court, the part-time stand-up comedian said: "I would just like to say this has been the most humble day of my life," - the exact words expressed by Murdoch on the day of the incident.
May-Bowles was also ordered to £250 ($406) and a £15 ($24) victim surcharge.
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