Jonathan May-Bowles
Jonathan May-Bowles makes his way past cameras as he arrives at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court in London

Comedian Jonathan May-Bowles is in court Friday, accused of smearing the Rupert Murdoch with a paper plate of shaving foam.

May-Bowles, who goes by the name Jonnie Marbles, was charged by police with a public order offence will appear at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court this morning.

The protestor was seen to emerge from the back of the Wilson Room in Portcullis, walk around the left side of the packed room and throw a paper plate with white foam at Murdoch's face.

The media mogul's wife, Wendi Deng, leapt to her husband's defense, first pushing the attacker away and then throwing the plate at him as he was led away by police.

He is charged with behavior causing harassment, alarm or distress in a public place under Section 5 of the Public Order Act, Scotland Yard said.

Justifying his crime to the Daily Mail, he said: "It doesn't match the misdeeds that he has committed as head of News International. I do still feel proud of what I did."

The incident was condemned by audience members and MPs including Commons SpeakerJohn Bercow.

Despite facing charges, Bowles doesn't seem to have lost his sense of humour as just this morning he tweeted:

"Thank you all for your support. Your advice that I pie the judge will be taken under advisement :)"