According to reports Rupert Murdoch the head of News Corp is to hire Mrs Brooks for his American operations.
Mrs Brooks was accused along with a few other members of Mr Murdoch’s ‘News of the World’ and ‘The Sun’ newspapers of the phone-hacking plot last summer. Although she was acquitted of the phone hacking and public official bribery charges last year, some believe its too early for her return due to ongoing police investigations in the U.K.
Mr Murdoch has shown his loyalty to his top Staff in recent times, and this is one such occasion.
He intends to use her talents in the field of online investments in the U.S.
The Guardian Report: It emerged during the hacking trial that Brooks struck a severance deal of £16.1m in compensation for future loss of earnings.
Despite her acquittal, it was widely agreed it was near impossible for her to return to work at Murdoch’s British publishing empire, where she had been chief executive.
This was partly because the company was still the centre of an investigation with 18 current or former Sun journalists so far taken to court over allegations that they requested or authorised payments to public officials for stories.
While a job in the UK was out of the question, friends said Brooks was never going to fade into the shadows. Murdoch remained loyal to her throughout the trial, often phoning her to give his support.
Brooks was first spotted in Murdoch’s New York headquarters in October and last month was spotted with a large Murdoch delegation at at the recent Consumer Electronics Show tech trade fair in Las Vegas.
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