News of the World former editor cleared on 1 charge
APLONDON -- Former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks was acquitted Thursday of one of the five charges she faced over wrongdoing at Rupert Murdoch's British tabloids — an allegation that she bribed an official for a picture of Prince William in a bikini.
February 21, 2014, 12:06 am TWN
Judge John Saunders told the jury at Britain's phone hacking trial that there was “no case for Mrs. Brooks to answer” to one charge of conspiring to commit misconduct in a public office.
The charge related to a picture obtained by The Sun newspaper when Brooks was its editor, showing Prince William dressed as a Bond girl at a party. Saunders said “considerable uncertainty” had arisen about the source of the photo.