News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch will return to England for another day of testimony about phone hacking
Rupert Murdoch, CEO of News Corp., will give evidence to the panel conducting the U.K. government’s phone hacking investigation next week. His son James, the company’s deputy COO, will appear as well.
The Leveson Inquiry, which has been looking into media ethics as well as phone hacking, has slated James for testimony on Tuesday and Rupert for an appearance on Wednesday, and, if necessary, Thursday. The panel has heard from more than 100 witnesses at this point.
The father and son duo appeared together before Parliament in July after the phone-hacking scandal became international news. A vigilante wielding a shaving-cream pie briefly interrupted that session as he tried to peg the elder Murdoch, but his wife, Wendi Deng, intercepted the attack.
James appeared for a second time in November after a pair of his former employees accused him of misleading the culture, media and sport select committee.
Both James and Rupert work out of New York, but James’ move was recent and he has gradually withdrawn from his role of overseeing various U.K. media properties. He no longer sits on the board of several newspaper companies or satellite broadcaster BSkyB.