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# Rupert Murdoch

Last month
April 2023
# UK
Prince William allegedly agreed settlement with Murdoch-owned tabloid publisher
The settlement was revealed in court documents as a three-day hearing involving William’s brother, Harry, and actor Hugh Grant got under way.
# Murdochs
Lachlan Murdoch drops defamation lawsuit against Australian outlet after Dominion settlement
Murdoch had sued website Crikey for articles that labelled his family as “unindicted co-conspirators” in the 6 January Capitol riots.
# Fox News
Fox News agrees last-minute settlement for $787.5m in 'vote-rigging' defamation case
Dominion Voting Systems alleged that Fox News promoted baseless claims that its machines were used to rig the 2020 presidential election.
This year
# deposition
Rupert Murdoch defends Fox News in $1.6 billion Trump election lie lawsuit
Vote machine maker Dominion sued Fox News in a Delaware court in March 2021 for $1.6 billion.
# Fox News
Rupert Murdoch described Trump's stolen election claims as 'crazy', court documents show
The messages were disclosed as part of vote machine maker Dominion’s €1.5billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News.
All time
# Media ownership
Australian parliament to probe media ownership on back of anti-Murdoch petition
The Australian arm of the New York-headquartered company is the country’s largest media organisation.
# Climate Change
Seventy two arrested as Extinction Rebellion protesters blockade newspaper printers
The action was condemned by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
# Rupert Murdoch
James Murdoch resigns from board of News Corp over 'disagreements' on editorial content
The 47-year-old was once seen as his father, Report Murdoch’s, successor
# Raided
EU officials raid offices of Murdoch's 21st Century Fox
Fox Networks Group said it was fully cooperating with the investigation.
# media empire
Fox takeover of Sky would give Murdoch family 'too much influence' over UK media
A UK regulator has ruled that a takeover of Sky by Rupert Murdoch is “not in the public interest”.
# The Sun
Irish hacker behind Rupert Murdoch suicide hoax avoids jail
Six years ago Darren Martyn and others redirected users from The Sun’s website to a page that said Rupert Murdoch was dead.
# The Sun
Irish hacker behind Rupert Murdoch suicide hoax is now cybercrime fighter, court told
He told gardaí he took part in the hacking in retaliation for the UK media company’s involvement in the phone hacking scandal.
# the axe factor
Bill O'Reilly's future at Fox hangs in balance over sexual harassment claims
Executives are reportedly “preparing to cut ties” with the presenter.
# media empire
Rupert Murdoch's Fox agrees €14bn Sky takeover deal
The tie-up still needs to be cleared by regulators.
# global empire
Rupert Murdoch's Fox launches €13.4bn bid to finally get their hands on Sky
21st Century Fox already owns nearly 40% of Sky but wants it all.
# never too late
Going to the chapel: Stars come out for the glitzy Murdoch-Hall wedding
A day after their wedding, the pair had a blessing at St Bride’s Church in London.
# All smiles
It's official: Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall tie the knot in London
They announced their engagement in January following a four-month romance.
'What's the big deal about Jerry Hall and Rupert Murdoch? There were 22 years between my parents'
The sarcastic comments about their upcoming marriage are petty and childish. Is it so difficult to believe that they might actually be in love and make each other laugh? asks Megan Roantree.
# Explainer
Why Jerry Hall's marriage to Mick Jagger wasn't really a marriage
Reports on her recent engagement to Rupert Murdoch have made references to an unusual “first marriage”.
# It's Official
Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall are getting married
The couple got engaged over the weekend in Los Angeles.
# the divide
Rupert Murdoch under fire over tweet about 'real black President'
It’s been suggested the media mogul may need a Twitter editor (at the very least).
# like a fox
Rupert Murdoch is handing over the reins of his Fox media empire
But he’s not going away.
# The briefcase
Here's everything you need to know about business this week
Everyone was talking about allergic non-workers, Ireland’s most-hated company and a Greek tragedy.
# Read all about it
Rupert Murdoch's newspaper empire has hit the wall hard
Profits have more than halved at his News Corporation so far this year.
# milifandom
The 'Milifandom' founder has accused Rupert Murdoch of sending reporters to her home
The teenager had some questions for Murdoch and The Sun.
# Cashing Out
Denis O'Brien's media empire just got that bit smaller
But the O’Brien-controlled Independent News and Media wants to use its new cash windfall to expand in Ireland.
# page3
11 excellent responses to the Page 3 speculation
Can we have ‘reader’s dinners’ instead?
# aziz ansari
Rupert Murdoch apologises for controversial remarks, Aziz Ansari immediately fires back
Ansari had previously mocked Murdoch for his controversial Muslim tweets.
# ansari vs murdoch
Aziz Ansari calls Rupert Murdoch 'a racist piece of sh*t' on Twitter
The Parks and Recreation actor is the latest celebrity to go after the media magnate on Twitter.
# owned
JK Rowling just took Rupert Murdoch down a peg in one fell swoop
# interns wanted
Magazine apologises for using photo of woman in underwear to advertise intern positions
*shakes head*
Rupert Murdoch tweets 'congrats' to his newspaper after 'bloody outcome' to Sydney siege
The Australian-born media magnate has been criticised by some for being insensitive.
# Phone Hacking
Andy Coulson found guilty but Rebekah Brooks cleared at phone hacking trial
The trial at the Old Bailey in London had lasted 8 months.
# riposte
The Sunday Sun's brilliant back page tomorrow has more than a hint of sarcasm about it
The regional paper hit back after Alan Pardew blamed the local media for Newcastle’s poor recent form.
Damien Kiberd: Be honest, GAA, the Sky deal IS about cash...
…but this might not be a Bad Thing.
# hacking trial
Blair told Brooks to toughen up, offered to be "unofficial advisor" court told
The former British Prime Minister gave Rebekah Brooks advice on how to handle the phone hacking scandal in 2011, the ex-CEO of News International CEO has said.
# News Of The World
I hacked Daniel Craig's phone, says journalist
A former News of the World journalist said he used phone hacking to find out about an affair between Daniel Craig and Sienna Miller.
# Phone hacking trial
Former NOTW editor Andy Coulsen told journalist 'do his phone', court hears
Coulson, who later became Prime Minister David Cameron’s media chief, denies conspiring to illegally access celebrities’ voicemail messages in a scandal that forced tycoon Rupert Murdoch to shut the paper in 2011.
# Hacking
Rupert Murdoch has changed News International's name... to News UK
The name-change is part of a broader restructuring and splitting of Murdoch’s newspaper and entertainment operations.
# Allegations
Sun reporter, prison officer charged in British bribery probe
Journalist Nick Parker faces three counts of conspiracy to commit misconduct over alleged payments to a prison officer and police officer.