Rebekah Brooks appears before the British Parliamentary Committee

July 20th, 2011 - 12:49 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

London, July 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Former CEO of News International Rebakah Brooks has appeared before the British Parliamentary Culture committee to answer questions on the infamous phone hacking scandal. Brooks is taking the hot seat which was just vacated by former bosses Rupert and James Murdoch.

The testimony of Brooks is going to be crucial because she was directly responsible for the newspaper at the center of the whole scandal. News of the World was closed down when allegations of phone hacking got to the fever pitch. Following the scandal, Brooks resigned from her position last Friday and she was arrested and questioned by the police on Sunday. The drilling took about eight hours.

During the hearing of the Murdochs, Rupert insisted that he had no knowledge that any of his newspapers were involved in phone hacking. When he was asked about alleged hush money paid by his company, the 80-year-old told the committee that he doesn’t have any knowledge about it because News of the World was almost insignificant in his media empire.

Brooks took the extra precaution and appeared before the committee members with her lawyer. Brooks has also denied knowledge of the phone hacking scandal.

The hearing is ongoing.

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