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.
Clive Goodman, the News Corp. royal reporter sent to prison for phone hacking, told a London court that his editor, Andy Coulson, offered him a job to “keep silent” about the extent of the practice at the News of the World tabloid.
Princess Diana gave a journalist at News Corp.’s News of the World the royal telephone directory that triggered a scandal that has hung over the company for nearly eight years, the reporter told a London court.
Rebekah Brooks, the former editor at the center of the five-month-old trial over alleged phone hacking and bribery at News Corp. tabloids, led jurors through more than 60 hours of testimony discussing examples of checkbook journalism, celebrity gossip and her own rocky love affairs.
News Corp.’s editors at the News of the World Sunday tabloid discussed phone hacking in daily meetings, a former reporter said, increasing pressure on executives to explain when they became aware of the practice.
Queen Elizabeth II set up traps to make sure palace guards weren’t taking her cashews. Prince William once left voice mails for his future wife Kate Middleton, calling her “babykins” and telling her he’d stumbled into a military exercise where he was almost hit by plastic bullets.