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Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive of Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper unit, testified in court on Thursday that she did not know about the activities of a private investigator who has admitted that he hacked phones on behalf of The News of the World.
According to an email read at trial, the former British prime minister told a major figure in the scandal, Rebekah Brooks, to “keep strong,” and offered to act as an “unofficial adviser.”
The disclosure came in a high-profile trial into Britain’s phone hacking scandal.
Once friends, colleagues and lovers, Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson are on trial on charges of illegally intercepting voice messages at The News of the World, but she appears to be faring relatively better.