Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Rupert, James Murdoch Asked To Appear Before House of Commons Committee To Explain Phone Hacking Practice
NewsCorp's Rupert Murdoch, his son James, owner of the shuttered News of the World, and Rebekah Brooks, CEO of News International, have received a request to appear before a House of Commons Select Committee to explain the culture that gave rise to pervasive hacking and other questionable behavior at NOTW. While the House might not be able to compel Rupert and James Murdoch, who are American citizens, to appear, Ms. Brooks is British, and the House could issue an order for her to appear. Meanwhile, reports are surfacing that other papers owned by NewsCorp may have practiced phone hacking, including the Sunday Times.