VIDEO - Rupert Murdoch Gets a Pie in the Face at his Hearing

Mary Manzo

July 19, 2011

VIDEO - Rupert Murdoch Gets a Pie in the Face at his Hearing

The scandal surrounding News Corp Chairman and CEO, Rupert Murdoch, has finally led to the hearing that started today. During the hearing a man sitting in the fourth row calmly stood up and proceeded to calmly walk over and smother Rupert Murdoch in the face with a shaving cream pie.

The young man has been identified as a protester, Jonnie Marbles. He tweeted right before the attack stating “It is a far better thing that I do now than I have ever done before #splat.” He is now currently trending on the Twitter.

Jonnie Marbles Tweets Before Rupert Murdoch Pie

Here is the video of Jonnie Marbles and Rupert Murdoch during the trial:

This is probably the most interest the public has shown since the scandal came to light. Murdoch stated during the hearing that "This is the most humble day of my life." News Corp has since lost $8B in market value and Murdoch shut down the tabloid News of the World.

To follow live updates visit the Wall Street Journal, The Guardian - both publication sites are blogging coverage live.

Mary Manzo

This article was published by Mary Manzo.

Mary is a recent graduate from William Paterson University where she majored in Journalism and Public Relations. Her internships and background are in traditional PR but she dove into the social media spectrum with the early understanding that it will be a crucial platform for reaching audiences. Miss Manzo is also a self proclaimed foodie and lover of people watching. Follow her on Twitter: @mrymnz.


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