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James Murdoch quits BSkyB

2012-04-03 15:37

London - James Murdoch has resigned as chairperson of British satellite TV giant BSkyB, saying he did not want his association with a tabloid phone-hacking scandal to damage the company, it announced on Tuesday.

"I am aware that my role as chairman could become a lightning rod for BSkyB and I believe that my resignation will help to ensure that there is no false conflation with events at a separate organisation," Murdoch said in his resignation statement to the board.