/ 24 June 2022

A bad week for Rupert Murdoch

Image source: Twitter
Image source: Twitter

…and Jerry Hall. Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and his 4th wife, former actress/model Jerry Hall, are divorcing after 6 years of marriage, according to reports. The pair – who are 26 years apart in age – met in Australia in 2015 when she was touring in the stage adaption of The Graduate, playing Mrs Robinson. They got married a year later. Friends say they were surprised by the sudden split, and questions linger about how much of Murdoch’s estimated US$17 billion fortune Hall will get in a settlement. That won’t be the only thing on the tycoon’s mind, with a Delaware judge ruling a US$1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against the parent company of US cable network Fox News can go ahead. Electronic voting company Dominion Voting Systems alleges that the Fox Corporation – which is chaired by Murdoch and run by his son Lachlan – intentionally spread lies about the integrity of their election equipment after former US President Donald Trump’s 2020 election loss.

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