Wendi Deng is perhaps best known in Britain for defending husband Rupert during a physical attack at a parliamentary hearing in 2011.
The Chinese-born businesswoman was seen landing a slap on the face of activist Johnnie Marbles, who had attempted to throw a foam pie at Mr Murdoch.
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The BFI made the move in the wake of the sexual harassment allegations made against him by a large number of women in the film industry.
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Hollywood star Channing Tatum broke the news in a lengthy Facebook post as he paid tribute to Harvey Weinstein's accusers.