Video: Airline CEO slammed with pie in face during speech

The airline industry has taken its fair share of hits of late, and did so again, literally, on Monday in Australia.

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce was on stage giving a speech in front of 500 fellow business leaders when a man later identified and arrested as Tony Overheu walked up to him from his right and smashed a lemon meringue pie square in his face.

Overheu’s motives were not immediately known. He was once involved with the conservative Nationalist party in Australia and is a senior member of his local church.

Joyce has been criticized for his treatment of his company’s employees and is a supporter of gay marriage.

After the incident, Joyce left the stage and returned shortly thereafter with a clean sports jacket and picked up right where he left off.

 

H/T: NY Post

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