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FORMER UK TV STAR MAY HAVE COMMITTED MOST SEX CRIMES EVE

December 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Never in the history of Scotland Yard have so many allegations of sex offenses involving a single individual come to its attention, the British police agency said on Wednesday as it disclosed details of its investigation to date of the late TV star Jimmy Savile. A police statement said that some 450 people have come […]

BRITAIN’S TOP CELEBRITY PUBLICIST ARRESTED

December 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Britain’s firestorm of scandals produced another flareup on Thursday when the country’s leading celebrity publicist, Max Clifford, was arrested and questioned by Scotland Yard on suspicion of sexual offenses. “Anyone who really knew me all those years ago, and those who have known me since, will have no doubt I would never act in the […]

BBC SAYS IT WILL INVESTIGATE SEX CHARGES AGAINST EX-HOST

October 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The BBC, which has been accused of ignoring widespread rumors that one of its principal hosts of programs aimed at children sexually abused them, said on Monday that it will launch a “comprehensive examination” of the charges after a recently announced police investigation is completed. The announcement by BBC director-general George Entwistle follows the broadcast […]

TWO MORE ARRESTS IN BRITAIN’S HACKING/BRIBERY SCANDAL

September 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Two more journalists working for Rupert Murdoch’s daily tabloid The Sun, the largest circulating newspaper in Britain, have been arrested on suspicion of bribing a police officer. The officer has also been arrested, Scotland Yard said today (Wednesday). The latest arrests bring to 50 the number arrests made in connection with the investigation into bribery […]

POLICE PROBE OF U.K. HACKING SCANDAL TO COST $60 MILLION

September 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

While much has been written about the enormous cost to News Corp of the telephone hacking scandal in the U.K., little has been written about the cost to the British taxpayer. But Deputy Assistant Police Commissioner Sue Akers has put a figure on the costs of the three parallel investigations: Operation Weeting, which focuses on […]

NEWS CORP ALTERS APPROACH TO HACKING SCANDAL

June 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Former New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein, who was appointed by Rupert Murdoch to head a Management and Standards Committee (MSC) to investigate possible wrongdoing on the part of reporters and executives at his London newspapers, is leaving the group, the company announced on Monday. The committee will now report to News Corp’s general […]

JAMES MURDOCH QUITS NEWS INTERNATIONAL BOARD

March 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

James Murdoch, who, as chairman of News International, had been the public face of his father Rupert’s newspaper business in the U.K. as scandal engulfed it beginning in 2009, has removed himself from the unit’s board. The announcement comes just weeks after he had resigned as chairman. Although he will now focus his attention on […]

FORMER NEWS INTERNATIONAL CHIEF QUESTIONED AGAIN BY POLICE

March 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Rebekah Brooks, once regarded as the most powerful woman in the British news media, was questioned by police again today (Thursday) purportedly about new evidence of illegal activity turned over to them by News Corp’s management and standards committee. Brooks was arrested last week on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, a […]

ANOTHER MURDOCH PAPER CAUGHT IN SCANDAL — THE LONDON TIMES

March 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Despite repeated assertions by News Corp executives, including James Murdoch, the former chairman of News International, which oversees the company’s British newspapers, that it intends to be “transparent” with the investigators probing the hacker scandal, yet another Murdoch-owned newspaper has been tainted by revelations of apparent cover-up of criminal conduct. Appearing before the inquiry on […]

MURDOCH’S “PROXY” IN U.K. ARRESTED AGAIN

March 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

For the second time, Rebekah Brooks, the former CEO of News International and onetime editor of News of the World and The Sun, has been arrested in connection with the telephone hacking scandal that has rocked Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp empire. Police arrested Brooks and her husband, racehorse trainer Charlie Brooks, at their home in […]

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