The Murdoch hacking scandal ensnares former editor of News of the World

Rick Moran
Rebekah Brooks, former editor of News of the World and a favored aide to media titan Rupert Murdoch has reportedly been arrested in connection with the hacking scandal that has roiled one of the largest companies in the world. Reuters: Rebekah Brooks, former editor of the News of the World and a favored lieutenant of Rupert Murdoch, was arrested on Sunday as part of an investigation into allegations of phone hacking and bribing police, sources familiar with the situation said. Brooks, 43, has said she was unaware of allegations that the News of the World tabloid hacked thousands of phones including that of a murdered schoolgirl. She resigned on Friday as chief executive of News International to try to deflect pressure from the media empire of Murdoch, whose News Corp has been rocked by the crisis. Her lawyer Dave Wilson told Reuters that Brooks went to a London police station of her own volition by pre-arranged appointment. He said she was assisting police with their inquiries and...(Read Full Post)

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