Ex-tabloid chief: Cameron sent message when I quitReported by SeattlePI.com on Friday, 11 May 2012 (on May 11, 2012)
Ex-tabloid chief: Cameron sent message when I quit
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Updated 03:11 a.m., Friday, May 11, 2012
LONDON (AP) — Former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks — a pivotal figure in Britain's tabloid phone hacking saga — told the country's media ethics inquiry Friday that Prime Minister David Cameron commiserated with her after she quit in the wake of the scandal. Brooks, 43, resigned in July as chief executive of News International, Murdoch's British newspaper operation, and has twice been arrested and questioned by police about illegal eavesdropping and obstruction of justice. Known for her striking red curls and meteoric rise from secretary to editor at News of the World, Brooks acknowledged that Blair had also attended her 40th birthday party — hosted at Murdoch's home. The ethics inquiry is focusing on links between British politicians and the press, chiefly Murdoch's media empire.
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