Rupert Murdoch has filed for divorce from Wendi Deng.

The News Corporation boss has been married to Deng since 1999, after meeting two years earlier.

In 2011, she slapped a protester who threw pie at Rupert Murdoch during a media select committee hearing during the height of the phone hacking scandal.

The BBC reports that Murdoch has a pre-nuptial agreement and shares in a trust for their two children. Divorce papers were filed in New York, where Murdoch oversees his News Corporation empire.

The papers were filed at the New York State Supreme Court on Thursday morning.

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