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Rupert Murdoch

Accosted by Protester

at Parliament

7/19/2011 9:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

80-year-old Rupert Murdoch was nearly PIED IN THE FACE during his hearing at Parliament today -- but the assailant actually got nailed, thanks to Mr. Murdoch's wife.

Rupert Murdoch Attacked
Look closely at the video (below) ... you see the assailant on the left of the screen. He then prepares to hurl the pie  -- which appears to be some sort of white foam in a foil pie dish. Murdoch's wife, Wendi Deng (pink jacket) ... hurls her body toward the man to block the attack.


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The assailant -- real name Jonathan May-Bowles -- ended up getting the brunt of it.

Rupert Murdoch
Murdoch was in Parliament to testify about the News of the World scandal.

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31.

Rhubino    

@ Joe.

My gosh, I never noticed before that only lefties engage in violence. I can't recall a right-wing Republican ever getting violent.

1160 days ago
32.

Chun LI    

Dayum

1160 days ago
33.

lou    

Too bad he missed. I for one would have paid good money to see Rupert Murdoch get a wee bit of his comeuppance.

1160 days ago
34.

Ron Paul    

fail

1160 days ago
35.

Violette-Blue    

F'ing hilarious!! Murdoch's wife is a tough broad. Look at her protecting her husband.

1160 days ago
36.

Felicia     

How on earth do you get a pie tin through security? It seems like it would even be easier to sneak something small like a pocket knife through security, but a pie tin?!

Everyone is mocking this, but what if it had been something more sinister. Security at Parliament seems to be a joke.

1160 days ago
37.

jacquie    

YES yet another political pie in the face!!! this happens in canada too!!! back a few years ago when Jean Chretien was mayor he was pied in the face!! what a wonderful tradition!!! a non-aggressive and humiliating pie in the face

1160 days ago
38.

jacquie    

*** when Jean Chretien was prime minister***

1160 days ago
39.

Roxy    

Kudos to the lady in the grey suit, she is the one who fended off of the attack. Its the ladies who stood up first. Didn's security notice a man in a flannel shirt walking up to that table, he looked out of place. The lady in the pink suit clocked him!

1160 days ago
40.

Lovejac23    

Good for the wife! No one messes with my man either. Too bad she didn't knee his "you know wheres" lol

1160 days ago
41.

Duke Steele    

How uninteresting.

1160 days ago
42.

kanyeisgay    

Fox News will remain number one and Kool-aid drinkers will be slapped in the face in 2012. CNN will can Piers Morgan as they did Spitzer.You heard here first folks ,move along.

1160 days ago
43.

ARTOFWAR    

....I have a foreboding suspicion that the next time Murdoch gets struck in the face with an object it will not be made of cream, but be made of lead.

But one must look at the bright side of this possibility, he is after-all a Republican, so it must be tallied as a good start....Artofwar

1160 days ago
44.

Areader    

Foolish move on Jonathan May-Bowles' part

1160 days ago
45.

boston-gal,,,,    

sometimes dudes just mess with the wrong Mrs.!!! She wasn't havin' any of that at her 80 year old man. No sir. Dude's lucky she didn't deck him before others grabbed them both! GO GIRL!

1160 days ago
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