Activist Throws Foam Pie Into Rupert Murdoch's Face [Photo]

on July 19 2011 7:38 PM

News Corporation chief Rupert Murdoch faced a surprise attack from a man during a parliamentary committee hearing on Tuesday over the phone hacking scandal. The unexpected incident forced a 10-minute halt of the proceedings.

Murdoch was sitting next to his son James in front of a panel of MPs at the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee, when a man, understood to be comedian Jannie Marbles, threw a plate of foam pie at him.

Murdoch's wife Wendi immediately leapt from her front-row seat and threw the plate back at Marbles saying, I got him, I got him, according to witnesses. Marbles was quickly arrested and taken away in handcuffs, The Australian reported.

Here are the pictures. See Jannie Marbles in action.

News Corp Chief Executive and Chairman Rupert Murdoch sits without his jacket after being attacked with a plate of white foam, during a parliamentary committee hearing at Portcullis House in London

News Corp Chief Executive and Chairman Rupert Murdoch sits without his jacket after being attacked with a plate of white foam, during a parliamentary committee hearing on phone hacking at Portcullis House in London July 19, 2011. Murdoch was attacked by a protester on Tuesday while giving evidence to a British parliamentary committee at which he defended his son and his company over a scandal that has rocked the British establishment. REUTERS/Parbul TV via Reuters

News Corp Chief Executive and Chairman Rupert Murdoch leaves with his wife Wendi Deng after a parliamentary committee hearing on phone hacking at Portcullis House in London

News Corp Chief Executive and Chairman Rupert Murdoch leaves with his wife Wendi Deng (C) and lawyer Joel Kline (L) after a parliamentary committee hearing on phone hacking at Portcullis House in London July 19, 2011. Murdoch was attacked by a protester on Tuesday while giving evidence to a British parliamentary committee at which he defended his son and his company over a scandal that has rocked the British establishment. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

News Corp Chief Executive and Chairman Rupert Murdoch holds hands with his wife Wendi Deng as he is driven away after appearing at a parliamentary committee hearing at Portcullis House in London

News Corp Chief Executive and Chairman Rupert Murdoch holds hands with his wife Wendi Deng as they are driven away after he appeared at a parliamentary committee hearing on phone hacking at Portcullis House in London July 19, 2011. Murdoch was attacked by a protester on Tuesday while giving evidence to a British parliamentary committee at which he defended his son and his company over a scandal that has rocked the British establishment. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

Wendi Deng unges towards a man trying to attack her husband, News Corp Chief Executive and Chairman Rupert Murdoch, during a parliamentary committee hearing on phone hacking at Portcullis House in London

A series of images from television show Wendi Deng (3rd L) lunging towards a man trying to attack her husband, News Corp Chief Executive and Chairman Rupert Murdoch, during a parliamentary committee hearing on phone hacking at Portcullis House in London July 19, 2011. REUTERS/Parbul TV via Reuters

Wendi Deng unges towards a man trying to attack her husband, News Corp Chief Executive and Chairman Rupert Murdoch, during a parliamentary committee hearing on phone hacking at Portcullis House in London

Wendi Deng (2nd L) lunges towards a man trying to attack her husband, News Corp Chief Executive and Chairman Rupert Murdoch, during a parliamentary committee hearing on phone hacking at Portcullis House in London July 19, 2011. REUTERS/Parbul TV via Reuters

A man tries to attack News Corp Chief Executive and Chairman Rupert Murdoch with a white substance during a parliamentary committee hearing on phone hacking at Portcullis House in London

A man (L) tries to attack News Corp Chief Executive and Chairman Rupert Murdoch with a white substance during a parliamentary committee hearing on phone hacking at Portcullis House in London July 19, 2011. REUTERS/Parbul TV via Reuters

Police detain a man who tried to attack News Corp Chief Executive and Chairman Rupert Murdoch at Portcullis House in London

Police detain a man who tried to attack News Corp Chief Executive and Chairman Rupert Murdoch with a white substance during a parliamentary committee hearing on phone hacking at Portcullis House in London July 19, 2011. REUTERS/UK Pool via Reuters TV

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