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Pie Thrower

CONVICTED OF ASSAULT

IN MURDOCH ATTACK

7/29/2011 9:52 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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The pie throwing moron who went after Rupert Murdoch inside the House of Commons earlier this month just ot served a big, tasty slice of justice -- after a U.K. court found him guilty of assault.

The attacker -- a self-described "comic" named Jonathan May-Bowles -- pled guilty in a Westminster courtroom ... and is scheduled to be sentenced on August 2. 


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16.

Damon    

Piers Morgan, who took over for Larry King, is a former Murdoch tabloid editor-in-chief and is now caught-up in the scandal as he admitted to the hacking in 2009 in an interview!


Q: [P]eople who tap people's phones, people who take secret photographs, who do all that very nasty down-in-the-gutter stuff-how did you feel about that?"

A: Well, to be honest, let's put that into perspective as well. Not a lot of that went on. A lot of it was done by third parties, rather than the staff themselves. That's not to defend it, because obviously you were running the results of their work. I'm quite happy to be parked in the corner of tabloid beast and to have to sit here defending all these things I used to get up to, and I make no pretense about the stuff we used to do. I simply say the net of people doing it was very wide and certainly encompassed the high and the low end of the supposed newspaper market.

1131 days ago
17.

Tracy    

Wait...he plead guilty and was convicted?!?! Yes, that's generally what happens when on pleads guilty in a court of law.

1131 days ago
18.

Paul    

What is it with liberals throwing food at people they don't like? Don't they realize how much they resemble monkeys throwing feces at those they don't like?

1131 days ago
19.

George2648    

TMZ calling him a moron **** off TMZ that old bastard deserves it he's a piece of **** stop making him look like the victim

1131 days ago
20.

Ms D    

Thats a bummer. I like seeing people get pie'd. As long as they don't get hurt.

1131 days ago
21.

sucka    

well they shouldnt that murdoch is the s*** of the world pinguins

1131 days ago
22.

steve    

murdoch deserves a hell of a lot more than a pie in the face. way to cover for corrupt media tmz!

1131 days ago
23.

Skeeter    

Oh, come on people, it was a pie, it's the least Murdoch will get for his actions. It's not like the man went out and shot him...

1131 days ago
24.

i said lesbians...    

moron!? this guy is a hero!

1131 days ago
25.

Scrum    

It really was a stupid thing to do...

1131 days ago
26.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

Mama's-basement loser couldn't hit a 95 year old guy with a pie, then gets whomped by the guy's younger wife?!? LOL! "F*** your life!"

1131 days ago
27.

Avery    

screw you

1131 days ago
28.

Abe Bernstein    

His wife isn't gonna get charged for punching the guy? I thought punching someone was a crime too... She can't claim self defense since nobody did anything to her.

1131 days ago
29.

rini6    

Is it wrong to be upset by the phone hacking and control over the government that Murdoch and his cronies obviously have?? I don't think so. Perhaps Jonnie Marbles should not have thrown the pie... but "moron?" Really???? Why are you taking sides, TMZ??

1130 days ago
30.

Different-Time-Zone    

When Heather Mills, during a court hearing regarding her divorce settlement in March 2008, dumped a jug of water over Paul McCartney’s lawyer, Fiona Shackleton, leaving her with soaking wet hair, she wasn't charged nor was she held in contempt.

Now Murdoch wasn't even hit by that pie. We can guess that the sentence will only be a formality.

1130 days ago
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