Friday, July 29, 2011

Murdoch Pie Man Convicted: 'Most Humble Day of My Life'





LONDON - Jonathan May-Bowles, also known as Jonnie Marbles - the foam pie-thrower who was slam-dunked by Wendi Deng Murdoch at the House of Commons two weeks ago - was convicted Friday of assault and causing harassment, alarm and distress for his attack on News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch. He will be sentenced August 2. The 26-year-old pleaded guilty to the charges, but appeared less than repentant when questioned by reporters as he was leaving the court. "I'd just like to say that this is the most humble day of my life," he said, mimicking the exact phrase used by Rupert Murdoch when he began his Parliiamentary inquisition on July 19th. May Bowles launched the shock attack on Rupert Murdoch as the 80-year-old News Corp. head was giving evidence on phone-hacking to the Culture Committee, as police, MPs and News Corp. deputy COO James Murdoch looked on in horror. - Mimi Turner