Rupert Murdoch files for divorce from Wendi Deng Murdoch

Early reports indicate that the split will not impact News Corp CEO's media holdings

By Prachi Gupta

Published June 13, 2013 4:48PM (EDT)

After 14 years of marriage, formidable News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch has filed for divorce against his punch-throwing, allegedly nanny-abusing wife, Wendi Deng Murdoch.

Deadline reports that the filing was made this morning in New York State Supreme Court.

According to Forbes, the 82-year-old media baron has a net worth of about $11 billion. An initial review from Deadline asserts that "that the divorce will not impact Murdoch’s media holdings," however. "New Corp is in the process of spinning off its publishing assets into a separately traded company. Murdoch will control both of these entities."

I will leave you with this gif of Deng attacking the man who threw a pie in her husband's face two years ago, knowing that the world may never witness such an incident again:

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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