Rupert Murdoch’s, News Int’l. CEO Rebekah Brooks Resigns


July 15, 2011

Rupert Murdoch’s, News Int’l. CEO Rebekah Brooks Resigns

Rebekah Brooks has resigned her position as News International chief executive. News International is a British subsidiary of Rupert Murdoch’s, News Corporation.
Ms. Brooks, who has denied any knowledge of phone hacking while she was editor of The News of the World, said in an e-mail to her staff, “My desire to remain on the bridge has made me a focal point of the debate. This is now detracting attention from all our honest endeavors to fix the problems of the past. Therefore I have given Rupert and James Murdoch my resignation. While it has been a subject of discussion, this time my resignation has been accepted.” “I feel a deep sense of responsibility for the people we have hurt and I want to reiterate how sorry I am for what we now know to have taken place,” Brooks wrote to colleagues at News International.
British political leaders, commentators and the British public have been calling for Brooks’ resignation for days, demanding that she take responsibility for the phone-hacking scandal, which has dominated headlines in Britain for more than a week. British Prime Minister David Cameron, once regarded as a personal friend of Ms. Brooks, said she had made “the right decision.”
It’s not clear exactly at this time why Ms. Brooks’s resignation after 22 years with the company was accepted by the Murdochs, who had consistently stood by her during the current phone hacking crisis. Ms. Brooks will be replaced by Tom Mockridge, the chief executive of Sky Italia, News Corporation’s Italian satellite broadcaster.

Publisher: Salient News