The News Corp. phone-hacking scandal is poised to go to another level after what’s described as a cache of “bombshell” emails was discovered, according to The Hollywood Reporter, citing a report in London’s Daily Mail.
Police reportedly want to bring in James Murdoch, the son of Rupert Murdoch, for another round of questions in connection with the find. James Murdoch is deputy COO of News Corp. Authorities also reportedly want to talk to the former editor of The Sun and News of the World, Rebekah Brooks.
Daily Mail crime reporter Stephen Wright reportedly wrote: “Discussions have been taken with [U.K. state prosecution body] the Crime Prosecution Service about whether Mr. Murdoch should be arrested and interviewed under caution."
London police were reportedly sorting through 300 million emails provided by News International, and looking into claims that as many as 6,000 people may have been victimized by phone hacking, THR reports. It was unclear whether any of the evidence that has turned up implicates Murdoch or Brooks in a cover-up or indicates they knew about the hacking.