Brooks pleads not guilty to hacking charges

The former chief executive of News International, Rebekah Brooks, pleaded not guilty to charges in the 2011 phone hacking scandal. (Reuters)

The former chief executive of Rupert Murdoch’s News International has pleaded not guilty to all charges related to phone hacking.

Rebekah Brooks entered pleas Wednesday at London’s Southwark Crown Court along with almost a dozen other defendants in the phone hacking scandal that rocked Britain’s political and media establishment.

The scandal erupted in 2011, after it was revealed that journalists at News International’s now-shuttered News of the World tabloid routinely hacked into the voicemail messages of the rich, the powerful and other potential information sources.

The scandal rocked Britain’s establishment and spawned a substantial police investigation and a host of official inquiries.

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