Ex-News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks, her husband and four others have been charged with alleged perversion of justice in the phone hacking scandal that has shaken the Rupert Murdoch media empire.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
News Corporation is making efforts to receive as high as possible payout from the $139 settlement of the litigation, which alleged that executives have damaged investors by giving to its chair Rupert Murdoch the right to use the company as “his personal fiefdom”, reported Financial Times.
LONDON — Jurors at Britain’s phone-hacking trial were told Wednesday that former prime minister Tony Blair allegedly offered to work as an unofficial adviser to Rupert Murdoch as revelations of illegal phone hacking engulfed the mogul’s media empire.
Prosecutor Andrew Edis read aloud an email sent by Rebekah Brooks, then head of Murdoch’s British newspapers, to Murdoch’s son and deputy James on July 11, 2011.
In it, Brooks says she’s asked Blair for advice and been told: “It will pass. Tough up.”
At the heart of the phone-hacking scandal threatening Rupert Murdoch's empire, is a woman who's been described as a "tough social climber" with "long flame-red hair." The woman is Rebekah Brooks, head of the British arm of News Corp. Andy McSmith wrote a profile of Brooks for Britain's Independent newspaper, and he talks to Mary Louise Kelly about it.