Murdoch's Resigning Execs Get Generous Payouts

Figure about $5.6 million for Rebekah Brooks
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 16, 2011 2:35 PM CDT
Rebekah Brooks is getting a hefty buyout package from Rupert Murdoch.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Rebekah Brooks may be out of a job after her resignation from Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, but she won't be out of cash. The one-time News of the World editor will get a severance package of about $5.6 million, reports the Independent. The last editor of the now-defunct tabloid, Colin Myler, will get about $3.2 million. No word yet on the payout for Dow Jones CEO Les Hinton after his resignation, but it will likely be comparable. And his, too, will have a gag order prohibiting him from airing the company's dirty laundry, notes the Independent.

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