Pie-thrower convicted of assaulting Rupert Murdoch

Last Updated: Friday, July 29, 2011 - 21:34

London: A British man who threw a shaving-cream pie at media tycoon Rupert Murdoch was convicted Friday of assault and causing harassment.

Jonathan May-Bowles hurled a paper plate with a pile of shaving cream at Murdoch on July 19 as he was giving evidence to a Parliament committee in London over the tabloid phone-hacking scandal.

The 26-year-old protester admitted the crime when he appeared at Westminster Magistrates` Court Friday.

The attack was captured by cameras as audiences from America to Murdoch`s native Australia watched the baron endure a three-hour grilling by lawmakers probing allegations that the News of the World hacked into cell phones and bribed police to get information on celebrities, politicians and crime victims.

Friday`s hearing was adjourned and May-Bowles was ordered to return to court on Aug. 2 for sentencing.

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The 26-year-old protester admitted the crime when he appeared at Westminster Magistrates` Court Friday.

The attack was captured by cameras as audiences from America to Murdoch`s native Australia watched the baron endure a three-hour grilling by lawmakers probing allegations that the News of the World hacked into cell phones and bribed police to get information on celebrities, politicians and crime victims.

Friday`s hearing was adjourned and May-Bowles was ordered to return to court on Aug. 2 for sentencing.

Bureau Report



First Published: Friday, July 29, 2011 - 21:34

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