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Rupert Murdoch's Son Sues Australian Website for Defamation

Lachlan Murdoch
Lachlan MurdochPhotographer: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images

Sydney (AP) -- Fox Corp. chief executive Lachlan Murdoch is suing Australian news website Crikey in a Sydney court for defamation over an opinion piece about last year’s storming of the U.S. Capitol.

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s son filed a statement of claim in the Federal Court on Tuesday, a day after Crikey publisher Private Media's chairman Eric Beecher and managing editor Peter Fray put their names to an ad in The New York Times inviting Lachlan Murdoch to sue.