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|New York, N.Y.-- Vanity Fair contributing editor Sarah Ellison reports that "The [Murdoch] siblings had been in family counseling with a psychologist over the issue of succession" since before last February. "Rupert was seriously considering giving up his C.E.O. title and wanted [C.O.O. Chase] Carey to "groom' James for the job. Lachlan, Prudence, and Elisabeth had discussed the move extensively with James," she writes. "They told James that if they worked together as siblings they could help him and their father have a better relationship, and that together the kids could hold Rupert to account to be a mentor to James and not undermine him."
"Elisabeth blamed her brother for allowing the phone-hacking crisis to spiral out of control," Ellison reports. She "approached her father and urged him to take control of the situation...
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