1. Dress Up

    NotW Reporter Wore 'Potter' Costume

    Michael Taggart, former journalist at News International news paper, The Sun next to a news stand in London, Friday, July 15, 2011. With their former boss Rebekah Brooks who has been arrested and questioned by police, tabloid reporters are beginning to reveal secrets of what it was like to work in the newsrooms. Taggart, who worked at The Sun in 2003, said the paper under Brooks was marked by "ruthlessness and misogyny." (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    Michael Taggart (Kirsty Wigglesworth / AP Photo)

    Former News International executive Rebekah Brooks was “ruthless,” according to Michael Taggart, a reporter at The Sun in 2003. Under her leadership, Charles Begley, the News of the World Harry Potter correspondent in 2001, officially changed his name to “Harry Potter” and was continuously forced to dress up in a wizard ensemble. Begley showed up at the office without his costume on September 11, enraging NotW management. They demanded he change back into his alter ego for the next meeting, but Begley refused, and left the paper shortly thereafter. Former reporters also accuse editors of faking facts and rampant misogyny.

    Read it at Associated Press