Murdoch Jr cuts ties with UK papers

Murdoch Jr cuts ties with UK papers

James Murdoch has severed all ties with News Corp’s British newspaper business, which is at the centre of multiple investigations over phone and computer hacking and bribery.

Murdoch is under scrutiny for his role in failing to uncover systematic illegal interception of phone calls at the News of the World newspaper, which was shut down last July, and stepped down as chairman of News Corp’s UK publishing arm last month.

One document shows that Murdoch has resigned from the board of Times Newspaper Holdings, which was set up to guarantee the independence of the Times of London and the Sunday Times when News Corp acquired the titles in 1981.

Earlier documents show that Murdoch stepped down from the boards of holding companies News Corp Investments and News International Publishers Ltd shortly after resigning as chairman of News International.

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