News Corp.'s The Sun Fires Editor Over Phone-Hacking Connections

Matt Nixson fired for possible improprieties from his time at News of the World

A former News of the World executive has been fired from his current job at the Sun due to allegations related to phone hacking, the BBC is reporting.

Matt Nixson, features editor at The Sun, maintains his innocence, but reports say he has been let go because of evidence from emails that he knew something about phone hacking.

News Corp. has issued a statement saying that Nixson was dismissed in relation to "previous work" at News of the World.

Nixson is apparently latest victim of a scandal that continues to spread throughout News Corp.'s holdings. Though Nixon was reportedly fired for his work at the World, even Rebekah Brooks, former chief executive of News International said that hacking was practiced by most if not all the tabloid publications.

The Sun is also the paper that computer hacking group LulzSec hacked last week, redirecting visitors of their homepage to a fake story alleging that News Corp. Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch died.