Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Phone hacking: Rebekah Brooks walked away 'with £7m pay-off'

Rebekah Brooks received a pay-off worth more than £7m following her resignation as News International chief executive last year, it emerged last night.

As part of her pay-off, the 44 year-old reportedly received cash, pension payments and an allowance for legal fees.
Sources also suggested she retained use of a chauffeur-driven car after she resigned following her more than 20 year career with NI.
It also included “substantial” clawback clauses, which entitle NI to recover some of the payment from the former newspaper editor in certain circumstances, the Financial Times reported.

The former head of Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper operation, who is awaiting trial next year on multiple charges in relation to the phone hacking scandal, joined NI in 1989.
Formerly Rebekah Wade, she was the editor of two of Mr Murdoch's newspapers, the News of the World and then the Sun, before taking on executive roles in the tabloids' publisher, NI.

The Telegraph
By Andrew Hough

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