'Most humble day of my life' Murdoch foam man tells court

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The protester who threw a plate of shaving foam at Rupert Murdoch admitted assaulting the media mogul yesterday, and later said it was "the most humble day of my life", repeating Mr Murdoch's own admission to MPs.

Jonathan May-Bowles, 26, also known by his comedy stage name of Jonnie Marbles, admitted assault and causing harassment, alarm or distress. The court heard that the 80-year-old News Corporation boss did not support the charge of assault.

May-Bowles, from Berkshire, will be sentenced next week. He attempted to throw a foam pie into Mr Murdoch's face while the News Corp boss was giving evidence at the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee hearing into the phone-hacking scandal. Mr Murdoch's wife, Wendi Deng, leapt to her husband's defence, pushing May-Bowles away and then throwing the plate at him as he was led off by police.