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Former Aide To British Prime Minister To Be Retried On Bribery Charge

By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times LONDON — A former top aide to Prime Minister David Cameron, already convicted of conspiring to hack into private cellphones, is to be retried on bribery charges, prosecutors said Monday. Andy Coulson will face a jury again to defend himself from allegations that, as editor of one of Britain’s […]

June 30, 2014

Designer Accepts Damages Over Tabloid Hacking

LONDON (AP) — Interior designer Kelly Hoppen has accepted 60,000 pounds ($93,000) in damages for phone hacking from the publisher of the News of the World, lawyers for both sides said Friday. Hoppen, former stepmother of actress Sienna Miller, is one of scores of people accusing the tabloid of eavesdropping on cell phone voicemails. Her […]

October 7, 2011

News Corp. Nixes Hacking Joke At Emmy Awards

Sunday night’s Emmy Awards broadcast had glitz, gowns, glamour… and censorship. Alec Baldwin had planned to make a joke about News Corp.’s recent phone-hacking scandal during the awards show’s opening sketch. FOX, which is owned by News Corp., removed the joke from the previously recorded skit. A network spokeswoman said the decision was made because […]

September 19, 2011

Rebekah Brooks Gave Hacked Cell Phone to Murdered Girl’s Mother

Did Rebekah Brooks, disgraced former editor of Rupert Murdoch’s now-defunct British tabloid the News of the World, give a cell phone to the mother of a murder victim just so her voicemail could be hacked? That’s what new reports suggest. Originally, British police told Sara Payne, whose daughter was murdered by a sex offender in […]

July 28, 2011

British PM Cameron Defends News Corp Ties

Conservative PM David Cameron, whose former communications director, once an editor at the now-closed News of the World, is among those indicted in the phone hacking scandal, defended his actions and promised to exact justice in front of Parliament Wednesday: Prime Minister David Cameron told British lawmakers Wednesday that if he knew then what he […]

July 20, 2011

British Phone Hacking Whistleblower Found Dead as Scandal Continues to Grow

LONDON (AP) — Scotland Yard’s assistant commissioner resigned Monday, a day after his boss also quit, and fresh investigations of possible police wrongdoing were launched in the phone hacking scandal that has spread from Rupert Murdoch’s media empire to the British prime minister’s office. Prime Minister David Cameron called an emergency session of Parliament on […]

July 19, 2011

U.S. Attorney General Opens Investigation Of Murdoch As Top News Corp Executives Quit

One day after Rupert Murdoch tried to tell the Wall Street Journal that the phone-hacking scandal that had engulfed his worldwide media empire and scuttled his planned $12 billion purchase of a British satellite company involved only “minor mistakes,” two of his top executives quit and Attorney General Eric Holder announced that he was opening […]

July 15, 2011

Brooks is Out: Top Murdoch Lieutenant Resigns

LONDON (AP) — Rebekah Brooks, Rupert Murdoch’s loyal lieutenant, resigned Friday as chief executive of his embattled British newspapers, becoming the biggest casualty so far in the phone hacking scandal at a now-defunct Sunday tabloid. Murdoch had defended the 43-year-old Brooks in the face of demands from British politicians that she step down, and had […]

July 15, 2011

9/11 Victims And Prince Of Wales Were Targeted By Murdoch Reporters

The endless stream of revelations about the alleged criminal conspiracies at the heart of Rupert Murdoch’s British tabloid empire continued throughout the day on Monday, as his News International company came under relentless attack from British politicians for breaking into voicemails and paying off police officers. News Corp’s proposed $10 billion+ purchase of the BSkyB […]

July 11, 2011

Fox News Parent Company At Risk Of Federal Bribery Charges As Britain’s Biggest Newspaper Publishes Its Last Issue

If media mogul Rupert Murdoch thought that closing The News of the World, Britain’s largest-circulation newspaper, would keep the cops and the press and British politicians from investigating the phone-hacking conspiracy and cover-up that seems to get worse with each day…well, he was wrong. The abrupt closing at the World — which sold more than […]

July 10, 2011

EXCLUSIVE: It’s “Inconceivable” That Fox News Titan Didn’t Know About Phone Hacking, Says Murdoch Biographer

How much did Rupert Murdoch know about the phone hacking felonies committed by reporters at the News of the World, his suddenly defunct British tabloid–and when did he know it? Today Michael Wolff, the journalist and author of “The Man Who Owns the News,” a definitive biography of the international media mogul, told The National […]

July 7, 2011