British lawmakers recall News Corp. executive James Murdoch after two former employees of the News of the World, the defunct tabloid at the center of the scandal, say he knew phone hacking was not confined to one or two rogue reporters, as he told a parliamentary panel in July.News Corp.
Rupert Murdoch, the billionaire chairman of News Corp., filed for divorce from his third wife, Wendi Deng Murdoch, who famously defended him from a pie-throwing assailant.
A News Corp. spokesman confirmed that Murdoch, 82, initiated the divorce proceeding, without elaborating. His wife couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.
British lawmakers said Tuesday they will recall News Corporation's deputy chief operating officer, James Murdoch, for a second grilling about phone hacking at the now-closed News of the World.Murdoch, the son of media tycoon Rupert Murdoch and the chairman of News Corp's British newspaper subsidiary News International, will face questions about whether he knew that hacking was widespread at the tabloid.
LONDON — Jurors at Britain’s phone-hacking trial were told Wednesday that former prime minister Tony Blair allegedly offered to work as an unofficial adviser to Rupert Murdoch as revelations of illegal phone hacking engulfed the mogul’s media empire.
Prosecutor Andrew Edis read aloud an email sent by Rebekah Brooks, then head of Murdoch’s British newspapers, to Murdoch’s son and deputy James on July 11, 2011.
In it, Brooks says she’s asked Blair for advice and been told: “It will pass. Tough up.”
Rupert Murdoch's son James will appear next month for a second grilling by British lawmakers about phone hacking at the now-closed News of the World tabloid, the MPs said.In a brief statement, parliament's culture, media and sport committee said: "On Thursday 10th November 2011 at 11:00am (1100 GMT) the committee will take evidence from James Murdoch, chairman, News International."
Rupert Murdoch's son James has been recalled to appear next month for a second grilling by British lawmakers about phone hacking at the now-closed News of the World, the MPs said.In a brief statement, parliament's culture, media and sport committee said: "On Thursday 10th November 2011 at 11.00am the committee will take evidence from James Murdoch, chairman, News International."
Two former executives broke ranks with News Corp. for the first time over whether James Murdoch knew in 2008 that the phone-hacking scandal at its now-defunct U.K. tabloid likely involved more than just one rogue reporter.