News Corp. says it will cooperate
News Corp. chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch has been asked to appear before British Parliament to answer question about his company's phone hacking scandal, as well as his son James and News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks.
The culture, media and sport select committee, which has published critical reports on the affair, has written to the trio of executives inviting them to appear, the Guardian reported.
News International said in a statement: "We have been made aware of the request from the CMS select committee to interview senior executives and will cooperate. We await the formal invitation."
Former News of the World managing editor Stuart Kuttner, editor Colin Myler and head of legal Tom Crone answered question in 2009 along with Les Hinton, who was chairman of News International and is now CEO of Dow Jones.
They said an internal inquiry had found no evidence that hacking went beyond former royal editor Clive Goodman, who was jailed for conspiracy to hack into phones in January 2007, the Guardian reported.
James Murdoch apologized last week for widespread wrongdoing at the paper.