The leak to Deadline Hollywood that divorce papers were filed was said to have come from Fox Studios. Rumors about Wendi’s friendship with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair were encouraged by News Corp sources (Blair has denied any serious relationship).
On the one hand, the story – the archetypal Murdoch story – was about a man who strikes before being struck, or who strikes harder after being struck. One unconfirmed report had Wendi – famous for the punch she delivered to the man who tried to pie her husband when he testified before British parliament two summers ago – giving Rupert a black eye the day before the filing.
Come on! If true, what did he do for her to strike him?
Writer Michael Wolff sums it up in the guardian.co.uk