News International chief Rebekah Brooks resigned Friday morning amidst the ongoing controversy over phone hacking and allegations of police bribery at former British tabloid News of the World.
AP - Rebekah Brooks, a loyal lieutenant of Rupert Murdoch, resigned Friday as chief executive of his embattled British newspapers, becoming the biggest casualty so far in the phone hacking scandal at a now-defunct Sunday tabloid.
Rebekah Brooks' resignation letter
That allegation last week provoked outrage far beyond previous revelations of snooping on celebrities, politicians and top athletes, knocking billions off the value of News Corp.
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He said News Corp. had set up an independent Management & Standards Committee to establish and enforce clear standards of operation.
News International Chairman James Murdoch on phone hacking scandal July 7
James Murdoch praised Brooks as “one of the outstanding editors of her generation and she can be proud of many accomplishments as an executive.”
Date created : 2011-07-15