Source: Murdoch Still Paying Ex-CEO

Rebekah Brooks told to 'travel the world,' then come back for new job
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 8, 2011 7:50 AM CDT
Rupert Murdoch Still Paying Ex-CEO Rebekah Brooks: Source
Rebekah Brooks and Rupert Murdoch Chairman of News Corporation leave from his London residence shortly after his arrival in Britain on July 10, 2011.   (Getty Images)

Rebekah Brooks resigned as chief executive of News International amid the phone hacking scandal, but apparently that doesn't really mean anything. A source tells the Telegraph Brooks is still on the company payroll, although Brooks herself won't comment. “My understanding is that Rupert [Murdoch] has told her to travel the world on him for a year and then he will find a job for her when the scandal has died down,” says the source. (Read more News International stories.)

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