On Tuesday (July 19) Rupert Murdoch’s appearance before British lawmakers in the House of Commons in London, England, came to a halt when a man attempted to attack Murdoch with a foam (or shaving cream) pie. Murdoch’s wife, Wendi Deng, struck the protester before he had a chance to reach her husband.
Shortly after the man was seen in police custody, handcuffed with white foam on his face and shirt. The white foam on the man supposedly had spattered Murdoch in the face during the rush.
80-year-old Murdoch appeared before the House of Commons committee at the request of lawmakers who are currently looking into the phone-hacking scandal of the murdered British teenager in 2002.
According to CTV News, Murdoch recently shut down tabloid, News of the World, after it his News of the World staff were accused of accessing Milly Dowler’s phone and deleting text messages, which at the time gave Milly’s family false hope that the deceased 13-year-old might still be alive.
Murdoch told the committee that he did not believe that the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation had discovered evidence of the staff members from any of his papers that had hacked into the phones of the September 11 victims and their families.
James Murdoch, the son of Rupert Murdoch and head of News Corp.’s European and Asian operations sat beside his father and also answered questions asked by British lawmakers Tuesday.