Sources: Brooks Got $11M Severance

Looks like hacking was pretty lucrative for Rebekah Brooks. The onetime trusted deputy of Rupert Murdoch reportedly received an $11.3 million severance package when she resigned in disgrace last year, sources familiar to her agreement said Tuesday. The former chief executive of News International, the British wing of Murdoch’s News Corp., Brooks resigned last year amid questions about her alleged involvement with hacking at the tabloid News of the World, which Murdoch shut down shortly before Brooks quit. A former News of the World employee reportedly leaked the details of Brooks’s severance package, saying his former co-workers are “as angry as the general public” over the scandal. Brooks faces trial next year over criminal charges in relation to the scandal.