Rebekah Brooks, the former editor of the British tabloid News of the World, her husband Charlie, and four others were arrested without warning Tuesday morning on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, police officials said.
As more news outlets become embroiled in the phone-hacking scandal that’s hit Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, it’s emerged that evidence given to MPs by his son, News Corporation executive James Murdoch, is being questioned.
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Both Dow Jones CEO and Wall Street Journal publisher Les Hinton and former News International CEO Rebekah Brooks have resigned. The resignations come as lawmakers probe phone hacking allegations.
Former News of the World (NoW) staff apparently got the last laugh when sending a parting shot to Rebekah Brooks, former editor of the now-defunct British tabloid, by subtly referring to her “arrogance” in the paper’s final edition crossword puzzle.