- 1 Placeholder
- 2 Relationship to #Pizzagate
- 2.1 Connection to Clinton Global Initiative, part of the Clinton Foundation
- 2.2 Connection to Ghislaine Maxwell
- 2.3 Connection to Ron Burkle, via Jared Paul Stern
- 2.4 Connection to the Knights of Malta
- 2.5 Connection to Sarah Payne
- 2.6 Connection to Arthur C. Clarke
- 2.7 Connection to Matthew Freud and Clement Freud
- 3 Themes
Owner of News Corp, parent company to the NY Post, Fox News.
Additional Relevant Facts
Separate Wikipedia Article: News Corp Phone Hacking Scandal
On 28 July, The Guardian reported that the News of the World hacked into the voicemail of media campaigner Sara Payne, whose seven-year-old daughter, Sarah Payne, was murdered in West Sussex by paedophile Roy Whiting, in July 2000. This news was arguably met with even more public outrage than the Dowler revelations, given the prominent role that Rebekah Brooks and the News of the World played in the passage of Sarah's Law, which changed sex offender laws in the UK. Sara Payne has been an active campaigner in favour of such laws with News International and other media and charity organisations since her daughter's death.
Brooks developed a long-standing friendship with Sara Payne in the years after her daughter's death; Payne wrote a column praising the News of the World's support for Sarah's Law in its final issue, writing that the paper's staff "supported me through some of the darkest, most difficult times of my life and became my trusted friends". Brooks used the Sarah's Law campaign to defend the News of the World when she was questioned by the Culture, Media and Sport Committee.
Scotland Yard had reportedly found materials pertaining to Payne in Glenn Mulcaire's notes. They also discovered that Payne's voicemail was on a mobile phone given to her by Brooks, ostensibly to help her keep in touch with supporters. Brooks issued a statement denying that the News of the World was aware of Mulcaire's targeting of Payne, saying that such an idea was "unthinkable". Payne was said to be "absolutely devastated and deeply disappointed" at the disclosure.
Relationship to #Pizzagate
Connection to Clinton Global Initiative, part of the Clinton Foundation
Connection to Ghislaine Maxwell
Connection to Ron Burkle, via Jared Paul Stern
Connection to the Knights of Malta
Connection to Sarah Payne
Even though Murdoch's News of the World would outwardly support the efforts of Sara Payne, Sarah Payne's mother, to change sex offender registry laws in the UK, Payne's phone was hacked into by members of the News of the World organization on a phone they provided to her.