Report: Rebekah Brooks still on Murdoch payroll

By David Edwards
Monday, August 8, 2011 10:25 EDT
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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)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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