James and Rupert Murdoch
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Phone hacking: 'Humbled' Murdoch rejects blame

Rupert Murdoch has said he cannot be held responsible for the scandal at the News of the World, saying he was let down by "people I trusted".

The News Corp boss said he was not aware of the extent of phone hacking there and had "clearly" been misled by some of his staff.

His son, James, apologised to victims, saying hacking was "inexcusable".

Two hours into the hearing, a man tried to throw a foam pie at Rupert Murdoch and proceedings were briefly suspended.

Robert Peston reports.

  • 19 Jul 2011
Go to next video: Murdoch attacked at MPs' hearing