Rupert Murdoch may not be finished testifying before British authorities in the investigation into unethical behavior at his publications, Reuters reports. The media magnate whose News International newspaper group is at the center of the Leveson inquiry into press ethics will be called to testify before the public inquiry, along with fellow newspaper owners, a source told Reuters reporter Mark Hosenball. The story confirms an earlier report in The Guardian that said Murdoch may be called to testify. His son, James Murdoch, resigned on Wednesday from his post as News International chairman.
Murdoch already gave testimony to Parliament's culture committee over the summer, and got a pie thrown at him for his troubles. "A source close to Murdoch said he had previously indicated he would be happy to cooperate with the Leveson inquiry," Hosenball writes, so it sounds like we can expect to hear from Murdoch if and when he's called. We'd suggest he hire better security to protect from baked-goods attacks. Or he should just bring his wife Wendi Deng, since she did a pretty good job defending him last time.
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