News International Chief Executive James Murdoch, son of Rupert Murdoch, testified for a second time before a British committee over the phone-hacking investigation. He insisted that he was not told and had no knowledge of widespread phone hacking at News of the World.
He first testified in July along with his father, News Corp. Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch, making the same claim. Though since that time, new evidence has been made public contradicting his original statement.
Members also questioned Mr. Murdoch about his knowledge of a settlement made to Gordon Taylor, the head of the Professional Footballers Association, who claimed his voicemail messages were hacked by employees at News of the World.
The series of events began unfolding earlier this summer when it was made known that reporters working for Murdoch allegedly hacked the voice messaging account of Milly Dowler, a British teenager who was murdered in 2002.