TV News LIES

Thursday, Aug 25th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Journalism & Media Phone hacking: James Murdoch admits 'hush money' payout

Phone hacking: James Murdoch admits 'hush money' payout

E-mail Print PDF

James Murdoch has admitted that News International paid “hush money” to a phone hacking victim, despite telling MPs that they didn't try to buy his silence.

The admission that money was paid to ensure Mr Taylor’s silence is likely to exacerbate claims that News International tried to cover up the scale of phone hacking at the News of the World. Mr Murdoch also admitted that News International paid a convicted criminal almost £250,000 after his employment was terminated.

Clive Goodman was given £90,503 in April 2007, three months after he was jailed for his part in tapping the phones of the Royal family. He was later given a further £153,000 and £13,000 for legal fees. Tom Watson, one of the members of the culture, media and sport select committee, said MPs were “genuinely shocked” by the scale of the payment to Goodman.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Andrea Tantaros sues Fox News, Ailes, Shine for sexual harassment

Andrea TantarosAndrea Tantaros, a Fox News broadcaster, filed a sexual harassment lawsuit Monday against Fox News, former...

Judge: Glenn Beck must identify sources on Boston Marathon bombing

Glenn Beck in courtA looming First Amendment showdown drew closer Tuesday as a federal judge ordered conservative media host...

John McLaughlin, of 'The McLaughlin Group,' dies at 89

John McLaughlin dies at 89John McLaughlin, the creator, host and executive producer of the long-running Sunday political panel show The...

Roger Ailes Used Fox News Budget to Finance ‘Black Room’ Campaigns Against His Enemies

Ailes used Fox funds against enemiesAs Rupert Murdoch seeks to stabilize Fox News in the wake of Roger Ailes’s ouster, a...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!