Foam pie thrower given six weeks in jail

THE protester who threw a foam pie at Rupert Murdoch has been jailed for six weeks.

Jonathan May-Bowles, 26, pleaded guilty last week to assaulting the 80-year-old News Corporation chairman and chief executive as he gave evidence to the British House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee about the phone hacking scandal that has embroiled the News Corporation empire.

May-Bowles, also known by his comedy stage name “Jonnie Marbles”, disrupted proceedings by launching a paper plate of shaving foam at Mr Murdoch on July 19.

Mr Murdoch’s wife, Wendi Deng, leapt to her husband’s defence, first pushing the protester away and then throwing the plate back at him.

May-Bowles, 26, was jailed for six weeks at a sentencing hearing at City of Westminster Magistrates Court

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