Prosecutor: Brooks, Coulson Had Affair

    A combination of pictures created on October 31, 2013 shows Former News of the World editor and Downing Street communications chief Andy Coulson (L) and Rebekah Brooks (R), former News International chief executive, arriving for the phone-hacking trial at the Old Bailey court in London on October 31, 2013.  The two most prominent defendants in Britain's phone-hacking trial, former News of the World editors Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, had a six-year affair, prosecutors said on October 31, 2013. Lawyer Andrew Edis told London's Old Bailey court that the pair were lovers from at least 1998 to 2004, which includes the period they worked together at the Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid.  AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL        (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Stop the presses! During the dramatic phone hacking trial in Britain, a prosecutor declared that two of Rupert Murdoch’s top executives, Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, were having an affair for six years. The details were revealed Thursday by prosecutor Andrew Edis at the trial during which Brooks, Coulson and six others (including Brooks’s husband Charles) are being charged with various crimes from phone hacking to bribing officials. The alleged affair was brought up to challenge claims by Brooks that she did not know about the hacking of murdered teenager Milly Dowler in 2002 when Coulson was her deputy.

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