Murdoch foam pie attacker jailed for six weeks

By Agence France-Presse
Tuesday, August 2, 2011 11:01 EDT
google plus icon
Humble pie: Jonathan May-Bowles is to be jailed for six weeks for throwing a foam pie at Rupert Murdoch
  • Print Friendly and PDF
  • Email this page

A protester who thrust a foam pie into the face of Rupert Murdoch as the media mogul answered lawmakers’ questions on phone hacking was sentenced to six weeks in jail by a British court on Tuesday.

Jonathan May-Bowles, 26, a comedian who goes by the stage name of Jonnie Marbles, was jailed after pleading guilty to assaulting Murdoch as the media mogul was being questioned in a parliamentary hearing last month.

Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse
AFP journalists cover wars, conflicts, politics, science, health, the environment, technology, fashion, entertainment, the offbeat, sports and a whole lot more in text, photographs, video, graphics and online.
By commenting, you agree to our terms of service
and to abide by our commenting policy.