Rebekah Brooks Still on News Corp. Payroll?

Barry Batchelor, File, PA Wire / AP Photo

Phone hacking claims. File photo dated 18/03/10 of News Corporation chairman Rupert Murdoch (left) and News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks (right) who has resigned, the company confirmed. Issue date: Friday July 15, 2011. See PA story POLITICS Hacking. Photo credit should read: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire URN:11202118 (Press Association via AP Images)

When Rupert Murdoch called Rebekah Brooks his No. 1 priority, he apparently meant it: Brooks is still on the News Corp. payroll, according to a report in The Telegraph. “My understanding is that Rupert 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,” a source told the paper over the weekend. Asked about the report, the company referred The Telegraph to Brooks’ personal publicist, who said, “No comment.”