Rupert Murdoch close to finalizing divorce: report

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News Corporation Chief Executive and Chairman, Rupert Murdoch, gestures as he leaves after giving evidence for the second day at the Leveson Inquiry at the High Court in London
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News Corporation Chief Executive and Chairman, Rupert Murdoch, gestures as he leaves with his wife Wendi …

(Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch, the chairman of News Corp and 21st Century Fox, and his wife of 14 years, Wendi Deng Murdoch, are close to settling their divorce, according to a report in the New York Times.

They are scheduled to appear on Wednesday at New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan. A clerk for the court confirmed to Reuters a preliminary conference for the Murdochs is scheduled on Wednesday.

William Zabel, an attorney for Deng, and Ira Garr, a lawyer for Murdoch, did not immediately return calls for comment.

Murdoch filed for divorce from Deng in June seeking to end a marriage that had been irretrievably broken.

(Reporting by Jennifer Saba in New York; Editing by Bob Burgdorfer)

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