Jonnie Marbles, the man who threw a foam pie at Rupert Murdoch, has been convicted of assault and causing harassment, alarm or distress. This morning he tweeted that a follower's advice to pie the judge would be "taken under advisement".
Comedian Marbles – real name Jonathan May-Bowles – broke into the phone hacking hearing before the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee and attempted to splat a foam pie in Murdoch’s face on July 19.
Despite the fact that he hasn’t yet been sentenced, Marbles couldn’t resist taking a dig at the News Corp owner as he spoke to reporters outside the hearing.
Looking mockingly contrite, Jonnie Marbles said: “I would just like to say this has been the most humble day of my life.”
The 26-year-old repeated the taunt on his Twitter page.
The phrase was also used by Rupert Murdoch used as he gave evidence over the phone-hacking scandal last week.
During his appearance at Westminster Magistrates' Court, Marbles admitted the foam pie crime, speaking only to confirm his name, age and address and plead guilty to charges of assault and causing harassment, alarm or distress.
Prosecutor Rav Choda told the court that Murdoch did not support the charge of assault.
Earlier in the day, Jonnie Marbles tweeted: “I'm at Westminster magistrates court at 10 AM. If anyone would like to get me a coffee and help me find my shoes, that would be lovely.”
Then: “Thank you all for your support. Your advice that I pie the judge will be taken under advisement.”
And: “Bumped into one of my arresting officers on the way to court. He said I was a "legend". Because my week wasn't surreal enough already.”
The hearing was adjourned for pre-sentencing reports until Tuesday August 2, when May-Bowles – aka Jonnie Marbles – will return to court to be sentenced.
The judge said: “He is on bail for a serious offence which carries a risk of imprisonment. It's due process.”
Yesterday, Marbles took another jab at his 80-year-old nemesis, tweeting: “I demand a "Sarah's Mum's Law" so the public can find out if a known Murdoch journalist is living in their area.”