London—James Murdoch has resigned as director of the News Corp. companies that control the London Times
, according to a report in the Evening Standard
. Murdoch, son of News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch, has been been questioned by a parliamentary committee in connection with the phone hacking scandal that resulted in the shuttering of the tabloid News of the World
and the resignation of several executives.
James Murdoch retains his roles as deputy COO of News Corp. and chairman-CEO of News International, which oversees the London Times, Sun
and other newspapers. News Corp. also owns Dow Jones & Co.