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Tuesday
Aug022011

Murdoch Pie Thrower Sentenced to Six Weeks behind Bars

CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Image(LONDON) --The man who threw a shaving cream pie at NewsCorp leader's Rupert Murdoch during a committee hearing on live television was sentenced to six weeks in jail Tuesday.

Jonathan May-Bowles, 26, was also fined more than $400 for his antics, after admitting to assault and causing harassment, alarm or distress in the July 20 incident at a British parliamentary hearing before the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee. Murdoch was on hand to discuss the phone hacking scandal at his now-shuttered publication The News of the World.

May-Bowles' comedic assault was partially foiled by Murdoch's wife, Wendi Deng-Murdoch, who lept to her husband's defense and repeatedly struck the prankster before security whisked him away.

Murdoch reportedly did not support the assault charge handed down on May-Bowles.

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