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James Murdoch faces second grilling in Parliament

September 13, 2011 • Entertainment


FILE – A Sunday July 10, 2011 photo from files showing Chief executive of News Corporation Europe and Asia, James Murdoch gesturing as he leaves his father Chairman of News Corporation Rupert Murdoch’s residence, in central London. James Murdoch will be recalled for a second grilling before Britain’s Parliament, a senior lawmaker investigating the tabloid phone hacking scandal said Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011. The announcement from John Whittingdale, the chairman of Parliament’s media committee, comes after former Murdoch executives raised serious doubts about the credibility of the dramatic testimony given by James and his father Rupert, head of the News Corp. media empire. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)

LONDON (AP) — James Murdoch is being recalled for another grilling before Britain’s Parliament after former News Corp. executives raised serious doubts about his role in the country’s tabloid phone hacking scandal.

The committee of lawmakers investigating the scandal hopes to tie up “one or two loose ends” by recalling the younger Murdoch, committee Chairman John Whittingdale said Tuesday. But the committee said News Corp. chief Rupert Murdoch — who appeared alongside his son at a July 19 U.K. hearing that was televised around the world — was not being recalled.

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