James Murdoch ‘calls off’ family reunion on Amalfi Coast after being accused by brother Lachlan of leaking News Corp dynasty secrets to ‘Succession’ writers
James Murdoch was reportedly “iced out” for a Murdoch family reunion on Saturday as media mogul father Rupert and brothers Lachlan and Elizabeth celebrated on a superyacht.
The billionaire family, with nearly 40 extended family members, took a multimillion-dollar boat to the Amalfi Coast, but the 50-year-old James was nowhere to be seen.
According to reports, James was not invited to the reunion because he was estranged from the international media heavyweights because of his left-wing politics. Sydney Morning Herald.
Lachlan, 51, and his wife, Sarah, sailed on the sleek new $150 million yacht Sarissa when the Murdoch patriarch chartered the world’s most iconic boat, the Christina O. Kennedy. bottom.
The lavish family reunion also included Elizabeth’s husband Keith Tyson and Rupert’s youngest daughters Grace and Chloe.
James Murdoch, 50 (right), with media mogul father Rupert, 92 (middle) and brothers Lachlan, 51 (left) and Elizabeth (not pictured) on a superyacht Allegedly iced from Saturday’s extended family reunion while gathering at
The billionaire family, with nearly 40 extended family members, traveled to the Amalfi Coast in a million-dollar boat, but James (pictured) was nowhere to be seen.
Insiders claimed that James did not attend Murdoch’s rally due to rumors that he leaked family stories to the producers of the TV series “Succession.”
HBO’s comedy-drama follows the power struggle within the powerful Roy family, who control Waystar RoyCo, a global media and entertainment conglomerate.
There are eerie similarities between the Roy and Murdoch families, with many concluding that the Australian media mogul was the inspiration for the succession.
Conflicting sources say Lachlan told his father, Rupert, 92, that James leaked the story to the screenwriters for use in the series.
However, others close to Lachlan denied the accusations, saying Lachlan never told Rupert the rumors. It is unclear which claims are true.
Nonetheless, if it’s true, it would be a huge blow to Rupert, who reportedly banned ex-wife Jerry Hall from speaking to the ‘Succession’ writers.
The Sydney Morning Herald reported that James was not invited to the reunion because his left-wing politics had alienated him from some of the international media moguls.
Lachlan and his wife, Sarah (right), chartered the world’s most iconic boat, the Christina O., by the Murdoch clan chieftains, to board the sleek new $150 million yacht “Sarissa.”
One of the Murdoch family’s luxury superyachts is seen here
According to sources, James did not attend the Murdoch family reunion due to rumors that he leaked family stories to the producers of the TV series “Succession” loosely based on the Murdoch family.
According to a 2022 Vanity Fair article, the media mogul’s divorce settlement with his fourth wife stipulated that she was not allowed to leak material for the show.
Despite the outlandish claims, James told The New York Times in 2020: I don’t even watch TV shows It is said to have been modeled after his family relationships.
“Dramatizing family affairs is the oldest thing of all. It’s always been built with a certain structure, going back to the days of Shakespeare and Homer,” he told the publication.
“The reality, anyway, is my reality is that I don’t feel like I live solely on the approval and other necessary trajectories of charismatic giants, so I feel so comfortable drawing parallels. Never. Never. I am completely my own person.”
The lavish family reunion also included Elizabeth’s (pictured) husband Keith Tyson and Rupert’s youngest daughters Grace and Chloe.
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