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Relations between Rupert Murdoch and Tony Blair have collapsed over reports of Mr Blair’s friendship with the media mogul’s ex-wife, Wendi Deng.
The former Prime Minister has always maintained his friendship with Ms Deng is platonic.
But Mr Murdoch is said to regard the rift with Mr Blair as ‘terminal’ and has refused to speak to him since he filed for divorce from Ms Deng in June. Mr Blair has tried to contact Mr Murdoch but has been rebuffed.
Sources close to Mr Murdoch in London say that staff at his home in California claimed Mr Blair and Ms Deng stayed there overnight at the same time on weekends in October 2012 and April this year, without Mr Murdoch’s knowledge.
It is also claimed that Mr Blair and Ms Deng had ‘multiple encounters’ of which Mr Murdoch was unaware. They are said to include a weekend overnight stay at Mr Murdoch’s home in Los Angeles and meetings in London and New York.
There is no suggestion by this newspaper of any impropriety by Mr Blair or Ms Deng. And Mr Blair’s friends have repeatedly denied he had an affair with Ms Deng.
The divorce of Mr Murdoch, 82, and his 44-year-old third wife, was finalised by a US court last week.
A bitter war of words broke out last night between the rival camps of Mr Blair and Mr Murdoch.
A close friend of Mr Blair said: ‘Rupert Murdoch is putting out ridiculous stories about Wendi and Tony which are not true. It is the ravings of a sad old man.’
A friend of News Corporation boss Mr Murdoch, whose newspaper empire includes The Sun and The Times, said: ‘Rupert Murdoch will have nothing more to do with Tony Blair. Not ever.’

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Tycoon and his TV girl: Mr Murdoch and glamorous Wendi in 2011. They met in China when she worked on his satellite network.

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Powerful allies: Rupert Murdoch and Tony Blair in Washington in 2008.

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Murdoch's $20million California ranch: Sources close to staff at the sprawling ranch say Mr Blair and Ms Deng had two overnight stays here at the weekends without the knowledge of Rupert Murdoch.


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Ambitious: Wendi pictured with Cherie Blair during an event to promote the Chinese version of the former PM's autobiography.

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Case: Murdoch and Wendi  14-year marriage came to an end at the New York State Supreme court earlier this week after six-minute divorce hearing.

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Married: Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Deng pose near the Statue of Liberty on their wedding day in 1999.

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