Rupert Murdoch Attacked During News Corp Hearing

Rupert Murdoch narrowly avoided what at least initial reports claim to be a pie on the face live on international television.   As Mr. Murdoch and his son neared the end of testimony on the News Corp Phone Hacking scandal, an unknown assailant rushed into the area carrying a tin plate that contained a white cream substance.

Interesting enough, one of the first persons that appeared to respond was Mr. Murdoch’s wife Wendi Deng, (in the pink) who jumped up and lunged at the attacker with an open hand yelling “no, no”.   Law enforcement then reacted grabbing the man.    From the vantage point of the camera, no members of the Executive Protection team could be identified responding, but here’s hoping they were onsite and just slightly out of frame.

Click HERE for an initial report

*Updated*  From the video it appears as if a member of Mr. Murdoch’s Close Protection Team jumps up to respond from the right of the frame.



3 thoughts on “Rupert Murdoch Attacked During News Corp Hearing”

  1. You’re right Elijah. I learn a lot from these forums, and I really do miss your training scenarios on the website of Icon. It’s like being in an Executive Protection course online!
    About the question you do here: Was his Protection Team in the Room?
    I have read the information that appears here many times and for the information that is provided there is no way of knowing. According to this article “From the vantage point of the camera, no members of the Executive Protection team could be identified responding, but here’s hoping they were onsite and just slightly out of frame”.
    Actually I have no way of knowing.
    It is interesting to note here that: the first person that appeared to respond was Mr. Murdoch’s wife Wendi Deng (in the pink) and after that, Law enforcement then reacted grabbing the man.
    Could this be the case where the wife is his personal protection officer??

  2. My response before was based only on the article that is written there. In the rush to respond I did not notice the small picture at the end of the article, and the First response seemed to have come from the woman in grey.

    There is also observed a man standing behind James Murdoch in the act of intervention.

    According to what I see in this small photo (the woman in grey, and the man standing behind James Murdoch) they could be the Executive Protection agents.

  3. I saw this scene on the news the other day, and I asked myself the same question about his detail. On the tube, your don’t really see the woman in grey or the gentleman reacting. Could be because the media was vocally focused on his tigress of a wife. But watching it here, ha e more time to assess the scene. So as Mr.Solano stated, those two could be the team, or just happens to be in the right place. Also noticed the posistion of the woman in grey’s body and arm, so for me that was another possible marker. On a safety note, his son could use some training, just in gp! I say this because he spent more time saying no, instead of pulling and covering! As usual Mr.Shaw, you keep the mind sharp and playing the what ifs? Love that song!

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