Report: Rebekah Brooks still on Murdoch payroll
Weeks after Rebekah Brooks resigned as CEO of News International, it appears that she may still be on Rupert Murdoch’s payroll.
A report published in The Telegraph Saturday indicated that Brooks would continue to get a paycheck from the media mogul for at least the next year.
“My understanding is that Rupert has told her to travel the world on him for a year and then he will find a job for her when the scandal has died down,” a source told The Telegraph’s Tim Walker.
Blogger “Dephormation,” writing on No DPI, found that Brooks continues to be listed as director of News International.
By law, News International would have had to notify Companies House before July 29 if Brooks had resigned on July 15 as reported.
“Rebekah Brooks resigned as CEO of the company on 15th July 2011,” a News International spokeswoman told The Guardian Monday. “The process for her to resign as a director of the Company is currently underway and will be filed at Companies House shortly.”
But when asked if Brooks would continue to be paid by Murdoch as she travels the world for a year, her personal publicist at Bell Pottinger declined to respond.
“We’re offering no comment on your query regarding Rebekah,” Bell Pottinger’s Steve Double told Walker.
(H/T: The Daily Beast)