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Murdoch Considered Ousting Son

Hannah Madans |
November 3, 2011 | 2:04 p.m. PDT

Associate News Editor

Rupert Murdoch (courtesy Creative Commons)
Rupert Murdoch (courtesy Creative Commons)
Rupert Murdoch considered ousting his son from News Corp., an upcoming article in Vanity Fair alleges, according to The Telegraph.

Elisabeth Murdoch, Richard Murdoch’s daughter, asked her father to have her brother James step aside from his responsibilities at the company.

Rupert Murdoch, 80, almost listened, according to The Daily Beast, and told his son “maybe you should go,” but changed his mind the next day.

Elisabeth also allegedly asked for the resignation of Rebekah Brooks and Les Hinton for their roles in the News of the World phone-hacking scandal.

The 11-page report in Vanity Fair also claims that the four eldest Murdoch children saw a family therapist to discuss who would become head of News Corp., according to The Telegraph.

The article will appear in Vanity Fair’s December issue, The Washington Post reports.


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