Rupert Murdoch Attacked in British Parliamentary Inquiry into Phone Hacking - Cream Pie or Shaving Cream Attack - Video - Wendi Deng Strikes Back
A protester has interrupted proceedings into the hacking inquiry by attempting to attack Rupert Murdoch and his son James Murdoch. The unknown man who somehow made his way into the hearing was arrested by police. It is understood that the man was injured in his attack. It is also believed that the attacker came armed with a cream pie, shaving cream or something similar
While Rupert Murdoch was not harmed, his wife Wendi Deng countered the attack by striking at the protester. Rupert Murdoch appeared unmoved by the entire incident.
The protester was quickly subdued and the hearing was immediately suspended.
Police and security services are likely to come under scrutiny for the lapse.
Audience members at the hearing which was open to the general public, queued up for hours for the highly anticipated event. Early indications suggest that the assailant managed to smuggle a substance into the room.
Following a 10 minute suspension, the hearing continued into the phone hacking scandal.
Video of Attack on Rupert Murdoch at Phone Hacking Inquiry in London