Murdoch

THANKS Wife for Slapping Pie Attacker

7/22/2011 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rupert Murdoch's wife -- the lady who smacked the HOLY CRAP out of the man who tried to hit her hubby with a pie -- says her efforts didn't go unappreciated ... because Rupert has since THANKED her for the slap heard 'round the world. 

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Wendi Deng was hanging out in her hotel in NYC yesterday -- when photogs asked, "What did Rupert think [about the attack]?"

With a great big smile on her face, Wendi replied, "He thanked me for it."

You're damn right he did ... nobody messes with The Deng.

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