Foam pie protester jailed for Murdoch attack

August 2, 2011 19:05


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LONDON - A protester who threw a paper plate of foam at Rupert Murdoch during a parliamentary hearing into the News Corp phone-hacking scandal last month was given a six-week jail sentence on Tuesday.

Jonathan May-Bowles, 26, a British comedian who uses the stage name Jonnie Marbles, pleaded guilty last week to assaulting the 80-year-old media tycoon.

Passing sentence at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court in central London, district judge Daphne Wickham said May-Bowles would actually serve three weeks in prison.

She also ordered him to pay a victim surcharge and costs, the Press Association reported.

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