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Latest Clive Goodman Items
British lawmakers said Monday they will grill Rupert Murdoch's son James about newspaper phone hacking for a second time next month, as the elder Mr. Murdoch's former right-hand man denied that he knew about the scale of the wrongdoing when he paid almost 250,000 pounds ($400,000) to a reporter convicted of illegal eavesdropping.
A British employment tribunal filing shows that News of the World's chief reporter Neville Thurlbeck is claiming unfair dismissal from his former publisher, Rupert Murdoch's News International.
Former News International executives on Tuesday challenged testimony given by their bosses — Rupert Murdoch and his son James Murdoch — with one saying the elder Mr. Murdoch had gotten it wrong when he blamed outside lawyers for improperly investigating the company's tabloid phone-hacking scandal.
A former executive with Rupert Murdoch's News International says the media mogul was wrong to blame a London law firm for failing to properly investigate his company's phone hacking scandal several years ago.
British police made a new arrest Thursday in the country's tabloid phone hacking scandal, while an actress and her ex-soccer player husband announced they had agreed to a settlement with the now-shuttered News of The World tabloid.
Lawyers and former executives have cast fresh doubt on the denials made by Rupert and James Murdoch over Britain's phone hacking scandal, raising the prospect that the media tycoon's son could be recalled for a new grilling by U.K. legislators.
A letter from former News of the World reporter Clive Goodman obtained by the Guardian says that phone hacking was widely discussed and expressly endorsed by senior journalists at the now-defunct tabloid.
Lawyers and former executives have cast fresh doubt on the denials made by media tycoon Rupert Murdoch and his son James over Britain's phone-hacking scandal, raising the prospect that James Murdoch could be recalled for a new grilling by U.K. legislators.
Convicted phone hacker Clive Goodman warned more than four years ago that illegal eavesdropping was widely used at the News of the World and its senior journalists had approved the practice, according to a letter published by British lawmakers Tuesday.