Andy Coulson, the former editor of News Corp.’s News of the World tabloid, said he never discussed stories and investigations with Rebekah Brooks, who then ran the company’s Sun daily newspaper, during an affair more than a decade ago.
Andy Coulson, the former editor of News Corp.’s News of the World, said he was aware phone hacking existed in “vague terms” as he denied any knowledge of the interception of a murdered school girl’s messages that led to the closure of the tabloid nearly a decade later.
Rebekah Brooks was cast as the chief villain in the News Corp. phone-hacking scandal for three years. Her supporters cheered when she was cleared of all charges after an eight-month trial that pored over her life as a tabloid editor, executive, wife and mistress.
Andy Coulson, the former editor of News Corp.’s News of the World, told a court he probably wouldn’t have been hired as an adviser to Prime Minister David Cameron if he had admitted that he was aware of phone hacking at the newspaper.