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.
Rebekah Brooks, the former head of News Corp.’s U.K. unit, almost came to tears as she told a London court about the breakdown of her first marriage to actor Ross Kemp and her affair with Andy Coulson.
Tony Blair offered to unofficially advise Rebekah Brooks and News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch at the height of the phone-hacking scandal in 2011 that led to the closure of the News of the World tabloid, prosecutors said.
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, the former head of News Corp.’s U.K. unit, discussed phone hacking with her ex- husband weeks before the closure of the company’s News of the World tabloid, prosecutors said as they wrapped up the their three-month-old case today.
A former assistant to Rebekah Brooks, who said she helped run every part of her life, told a London jury she didn’t think her boss or her notebooks would be “of interest” to police at the height of the phone-hacking scandal.
Rebekah Brooks’s personal assistant asked for seven boxes of notebooks belonging to her boss in News Corp. archives in July 2011, days before Brooks was arrested at the height of the U.K. phone-hacking scandal, prosecutors said.