Rupert Murdoch - Rupert Murdoch Pie Attacker Has Sentence Reduced
A man jailed for attacking media mogul Rupert Murdoch with a cream pie during a British parliamentary committee inquiry has had his sentence reduced by two weeks.
Jonathan May-Bowles, also known as Jonnie Marbles, was ordered to spend six weeks behind bars last month (29Jul11) after pleading guilty to charges of assault and causing harassment, alarm and distress.
The 26-year-old comedian appealed to have the punishment overturned, but a judge at a London court rejected the bid on Friday (05Aug11) - although he agreed to let him serve just four weeks instead.
The pie attack occurred during a televised hearing in July (11), when Murdoch was called to answer questions over the News of the World phone-hacking scandal.