Andy Coulson, the former editor of News Corp.’s News of the World, told a criminal court that he heard a voice mail obtained by the tabloid’s chief reporter detailing an affair involving a government minister.
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.
The former managing editor of the News of the World tabloid denied conspiring to intercept voice- mail messages after being shown a series of payments he approved to the investigator at the center of News Corp.’s phone-hacking scandal.
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.
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.
Sally Dowler, whose 13-year-old daughter Milly was killed in 2002, told an inquiry how she had been deceived into thinking Milly was alive after News Corp.’s News of the World tabloid hacked her mobile phone.