Murdoch Pie-Thrower Convicted of Assault

Jonathan May-Bowles pleads guilty in 15-minute hearing
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jul 29, 2011 9:17 AM CDT
Jonathan May-Bowles aka Jonnie Marbles, addresses the media as he leaves Westminster Magistrates Court in central London, on July 29, 2011. A British protester who hit media mogul Rupert Murdoch with...   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – The man who tossed a shaving-cream pie in the face of Rupert Murdoch on live TV has been convicted of assault and causing harassment, the AP reports. Jonathan May-Bowles, 26, owned up to the pie-throwing in court today. After the 15-minute hearing, May-Bowles, a standup comic who also goes by the name Jonnie Marbles, echoed Murdoch, notes the Guardian: “I would just like to say this has been the most humble day of my life."

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