That fateful summer’s day, Rebekah Brooks was at a fertility clinic in London with her cousin, who was to be a surrogate mother for the News Corp. executive after several failed attempts to have a child.
The phone-hacking scandal at News Corp.’s U.K. newspapers simmered for nearly five years before erupting on the national scene in July 2011 amid the discovery that journalists had hacked the phone of a murdered schoolgirl.
U.K. Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt told Prime Minister David Cameron he backed News Corp.’s planned takeover of British Sky Broadcasting Plc a month before Cameron appointed him to review the bid, a media-ethics probe heard.
U.K. Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who faced calls for his resignation over his handling of News Corp.’s 2010 bid for British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc, said he was now a “hero” once again and refused to rule himself out as a future prime minister.
Prime Minister David Cameron defended his December 2010 decision to put Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt in charge of reviewing News Corp.’s bid for British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc, rejecting accusations of partiality.
Rupert Murdoch will give evidence on his relationship with U.K. politicians a day after an inquiry’s probing of his son James ended with calls for Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt to quit over his dealings with News Corp.
U.K. Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt, fighting calls for his resignation over contacts between his office and News Corp. during a takeover bid, blamed an aide for “unintentionally” going too far as he denied any wrongdoing.
News Corp.’s chief European lobbyist told an inquiry he pushed for secret documents and meetings with U.K. government officials that were considered a conflict of interest during its bid for British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc.