Former News International legal director Jon Chapman has said that Rupert Murdoch “didn’t have his facts right” when he alleged that Harbottle & Lewis made a “major mistake” in an investigation into phone hacking at the media mogul’s newspaper business.

Chapman, who was speaking Tuesday at a hearing before the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, went on to say that Murdoch was “wrong” to blame Harbottle for not concluding there was evidence of widespread phone hacking at News International.

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