Q1511 Mr Watson: When did you tell Rupert Murdoch?
Mr Crone: I did not tell Rupert Murdoch.
Mr Myler: The sequence of events, Mr Watson, is very simple, and this is very clear: Mr Crone advised me, as the editor, what the legal advice was and it was to settle. Myself and Mr Crone then went to see James Murdoch and told him where we were with the situation. Mr Crone then continued with our outside lawyers the negotiation with Mr Taylor. Eventually a settlement was agreed. That was it.
Q1512 Mr Watson: So James Murdoch took the ultimate decision?
Mr Myler: James Murdoch was advised of the situation and agreed with our legal advice that we should settle.