Judith Regan Lawsuit: News Corp. Exec Wanted Me To Lie To Protect Giuliani

Judith Regan, the former book publisher, says in a lawsuit filed yesterday protesting her dismissal by the News Corporation, the media conglomerate, that a senior executive there encouraged her to lie to federal investigators about her past affair with Bernard B. Kerik after he had been nominated to become homeland security secretary in late 2004.

The lawsuit asserts that the News Corporation executive wanted to protect the presidential aspirations of Rudolph W. Giuliani, Mr. Kerik's mentor, who had appointed him New York City police commissioner and had recommended him for the federal post.

Read Giuliani's response to the Regan lawsuit here.

Read about McCain and Romney attacking Rudy over the allegations.

Read about the secret tapes that Judith Regan has of News Corp and Fox executives.

Read more about the story on Huff Wires.

Read excerpt from lawsuit here.

Read more about the story at the NY Times.