Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Charlotte Church Sang "Pie Jesu" For Murdoch Press Favors

"Singer Charlotte Church gave damning testimony against the British press at the Leveson Inquiry into press ethics on Monday. In it, she claimed that she sang for free at Rupert Murdoch's wedding in exchange for favorable press coverage. Church said that Murdoch gave her a choice: either she could take £100,000 for the job, or she could waive the fee in exchange for positive coverage from Murdoch's outlets. 'I remember being told that Rupert Murdoch had asked me to sing at his wedding to Wendi Deng and it would take place on his yacht in New York," Church told the inquiry. "I remember being told that [there would be] the offer of money or the offer of the favor, in order to basically get good press, to be looked upon favorably.'" [Source] Videos of the confession and the soprano singing "Pie Jesu" from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Requiem are after the jump.

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