5 August 2011 4:06 PM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

A man jailed for attacking media mogul Rupert Murdoch with a cream pie during a British parliamentary committee inquiry has had his sentence reduced by two weeks.

Jonathan May-Bowles, also known as Jonnie Marbles, was ordered to spend six weeks behind bars last month after pleading guilty to charges of assault and causing harassment, alarm and distress.

The 26-year-old comedian appealed to have the punishment overturned, but a judge at a London court rejected the bid on Friday - although he agreed to let him serve just four weeks instead.

The pie attack occurred during a televised hearing in July, when Murdoch was called to answer questions over the News of the World phone-hacking scandal.


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