Call him a comedian, activist or both, but Jonathan May-Bowles, a.k.a Jonnie Marbles, who hit Rupert Murdoch with a shaving cream pie as the News Corp. CEO testified to British lawmakers 7/19, has been sentenced to six weeks in jail. May-Bowles pleaded guilty last week to assaulting the 80-year-old media mogul as he gave evidence to the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee. He was sentenced 8/2 at City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court.
Meanwhile, police investigating phone hacking and police bribery at News Corp.’s defunct British tabloid News of the World also arrested a man 8/2, believed to be a former executive at the newspaper. The Metropolitan Police said a 71-year-old man had been arrested by appointment at a London police station.
Sky News identified him as former News of the World managing editor Stuart Kuttner. Kuttner retired in 2009 after 29 years at the News of the World, 22 of them as managing editor. News International, Murdoch’s British newspaper division, would not confirm his identity.
Police said he was in custody and being questioned on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications and on suspicion of corruption, which relates to claims that journalists bribed police officers for info. All those arrested have been released on bail and no one has yet been charged.
And once again, the infamous pie video: