She didn’t know her newspaper had hired a private detective to hack the phone of a teenage murder victim. She entered into an affair with her deputy mostly because her other relationships were going through a “car crash.” She tried to implicate senior company executives in the scandal to protect herself. Her mistakes were due to her youth.
Rebekah Brooks’s assistant told police that she removed seven boxes from News Corp. archives, at the height of the U.K. phone-hacking scandal, as part of a program to reduce the size of the company’s mass filing system.
Rebekah Brooks led a conspiracy involving her husband and code words to hide notebooks and computers from police following the discovery that journalists hacked the mobile phone of a missing teenager, prosecutors said.
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP represented Upsher-Smith Laboratories Inc., which agreed to buy Proximagen Group Plc, a U.K. biotechnology company pursuing treatments for central nervous system diseases, for as much as 356.8 million pounds ($554.7 million).
Before Rebekah Brooks was arrested last year over her role in the News Corp. phone-hacking scandal, she staved off a police threat of obstruction charges related to the company unit she headed, according to two people familiar with the matter.
Rebekah Brooks told a London court that News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch asked her not to resign from her post running the company’s U.K. newspaper unit at the height of the phone-hacking scandal in July 2011.