Rebekah Brooks, then chief executive of Rupert Murdoch’s company News International, with Murdoch and his son James at the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival, March 18, 2010. Brooks resigned from News International in July 2011 after the Guardian reported that the News of the World had engaged in phone hacking in the early 2000s while she was its editor. In May 2012 she was charged with “conspiracy to pervert the course of justice” for concealing materials from police investigating phone hacking and bribery allegations.