Tony Overheu planned the attack in May as a political statement against the chief executive’s support for same-sex marriage, a court is told

The Perth man who shoved a lemon meringue pie into the face of the Qantas boss, Alan Joyce, while he delivered a speech has pleaded guilty to four charges, including assault.

Tony Overheu, 67, planned the 9 May attack on Joyce in front of 500 people in advance as a political statement to protest against “high-ranking” people speaking out on social issues, such as the Qantas chief executive’s support for same-sex marriage, the Perth magistrates court heard.

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