Rebekah Brooks is the woman at the centre of the News of the World phone hacking scandal.
Currently she is chief executive of News International, Rupert Murdoch‘s British newspaper subsidiary, but she was head of NOTW when the controversial hackings took place.
She is also the only high profile person not to have lost her job over the phone hackings, which have resulted in multiple arrests and resignations in the last few years.
And though many are calling for her head on a platter, James Murdoch — in his first interview following the scandal — just told the BBC that he’s “convinced Rebekah Brooks’ leadership of the company is the right thing.”
He added that her leadership is more crucial now than ever — in other words, don’t hold your breath for a Brooks dismissal.
The younger Murdoch’s remarks are in line with his father’s behaviour throughout the scandal.
In the wake of the latest allegations there were increased calls for her resignation, but Rupert Murdoch stood by Brooks and insisted she remain on.
By shuttering the paper entirely it appears he is attempting to block the repercussions from reaching any further up than they already have.
According to various reports the NOTW newsroom, after being informed that their 168 year old paper would be shut down on Sunday, was “furious” over the fact Brooks gets kept her job, and that there is a ‘lynch mob’ mentality in the newsroom toward her, leading Brooks to require two security guards for protection.
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