Rupert Murdoch files for divorce

News Corp’s Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch has filed for divorce from his wife Wendi Deng, the company confirms.

It is not clear what has prompted the couple, who were married in 1999 and have two children together, to split.

Mr Murdoch’s firm was scrutinised over a phone-hacking scandal involving his newspaper, the News of the World.

In 2011, Ms Deng famously leapt to her husband’s defence to slap a protester who threw a pie at him as he was quizzed by UK MPs over phone-hacking.


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