Rebekah Brooks, one of Britain's most influential women, resigns amid the growing phone-hacking scandal.Rebekah Brooks, the head of Rupert Murdoch's British operations, resigned Friday after days of intensifying pressure on her because of the growing phone-hacking scandal.
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.
Rebekah Brooks, the former head of Rupert Murodoch's newspaper empire in Britain, has been acquitted of phone hacking and other criminal charges. But Andrew Coulson, former editor of a Murdoch-owned tabloid and one-time chief spokesman for Prime Minister David Cameron, was convicted. The verdicts comprise the latest development in a scandal that has touched the heights of British media and politics.» E-Mail This
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.”
Rupert Murdoch's former aide Rebekah Brooks was bailed Monday, hours after Britain's top police officer resigned as the phone hacking scandal finally tore into the heart of the British establishment.Metropolitan Police Commissioner Paul Stephenson said he was quitting due to speculation about his links to Murdoch's empire and the force's botched investigation into hacking at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid.