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    Brooks, Cameron Discussed Hacking

    Handout still images from pooled footage at the Leveson Inquiry taken on May 11, 2012 show former News International Chief Executive Rebekah Brooks, giving evidence to the Leveson Inquiry into press ethics at the High Court in central London, on May 11, 2012. Former Rupert Murdoch aide Rebekah Brooks told an inquiry Friday she received commiserations from British Prime Minister David Cameron after she resigned amid the News of the World phone hacking scandal. AFP PHOTO/LEVESON INQUIRY/HANDOUT
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    Rebekah Brooks, Rupert Murdoch's former right-hand woman and the ex-chief executive of News International, testified before the high-profile Leveson Inquiry on Friday morning in London. According to Brooks, current Prime Minister David Cameron used to send her texts signed "LOL" until Brooks told the politician that the acronym did not stand for "lots of love." Brooks admitted she discussed the hacking allegations with Cameron in 2009-11, saying "on occasion" they talked about it, since "it was constant, it kept coming up." Brooks, who used to edit both the News of the World and the Sun, said she did not receive scoops from the government in return for political support. Brooks was close to current Prime Minister David Cameron’s two immediate predecessors, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, but she denied reports that she received up to 12 text messages a day from Cameron.

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