Tom Watson and Martin Hickman’s new book reveals a lot about the machinations of News Corporation, but we weren’t expecting this: James Murdoch used to keep a gun under his desk.
According to Dial M for Murdoch James dropped out of Harvard to found a hip-hop label, Rawkus Records, where he kept a firearm in his office — supposedly to protect himself from his more violent business associates.
The book delves into James’ rebellious days at high school, where he bleached his hair, got himself a tattoo and brandished a range of piercings:
“James had long been a rebel … He dyed his hair blond, got a tattoo and pierced his ears and an eyebrow. Subsequently he dropped out of Harvard to found a hip-hop label, Rawkus, keeping a gun under his table to deal with some of its Uzi-carrying stars.”
It seems Jonnie Marbles got off lightly.