05/01/2012 03:09 pm ET

Donald Trump, Barry Diller Come To Rupert Murdoch's Defense After Phone Hacking Report

Rupert Murdoch's peers, including Donald Trump and Barry Diller, came to his defense on Tuesday.

Following the release of a parliamentary report that judged Murdoch as "not a fit person" to run a major international company due to his handling of the phone hacking scandal, fellow business moguls voiced their disagreement with the committee's conclusion.

Trump tweeted that Murdoch "is a superb business man and a world class CEO." He added that Murdoch "built a tremendous empire and is certainly 'fit' to run his corporation."

Diller also issued a statement defending Murdoch. He said, "I worked intimately for 8 years with Rupert Murdoch. I never once, not once, in any situation saw anything other than the most honorable behavior in every possible business situation. He is more fit, morally and otherwise, to lead an organization than the majority of those that do."

Diller, who currently heads IAC, previously worked with Murdoch when he was CEO of FOX.


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