Letter Suggests Hacking “Widely Discussed” at News of the World

News Corp. came under fresh attack Tuesday as new, written evidence submitted to a U.K. parliament committee suggested that voice-mail interception was “widely discussed” at its News of the World tabloid and showed several former executives bluntly contradicting recent testimony by Deputy Chief Operating Officer James Murdoch.

The U.K. Parliament’s Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee released written statements from Mr. Murdoch, several former top executives and a law firm that was retained by the media company as it dealt with fallout from the scandal over allegations that the now-closed News of the World illegally intercepted voice-mail messages and bribed police to obtain information.

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