News Corp. Exec: No Cover-Up

Jonathan Chapman, the former director of legal affairs at News International, insisted before Parliament on Tuesday that there was no phone-hacking cover-up at the company. Along with Daniel Cloke, the former HR director at News of the World, Chapman insisted that he never uncovered any evidence of wrongdoing beyond that of Clive Goodman, the News of the World royal correspondent who was first felled by the scandal. Chapman insisted that News of the World continued to pay Goodman’s salary after his firing out of compassion, not to buy his silence. Goodman has claimed phone hacking was “widely discussed” within the paper and approved by top editors.