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Ex-Murdoch CEO Rebekah Brooks acquitted on charge of making illegal payment for Prince William bikini picture

Published on Feb 20, 2014 6:29 PM
 
Rebekah Brooks arrives at the Old Bailey courthouse in London, Feb 19, 2014. Brooks, the former boss of Rupert Murdoch's British newspapers who is on trial for phone-hacking and other charges, was acquitted on Thursday, Feb 20, 2014, of one charge of authorising an illegal payment for a picture of Prince William in a bikini. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (REUTERS) - Rebekah Brooks, the former boss of Rupert Murdoch's British newspapers who is on trial for phone-hacking and other charges, was acquitted on Thursday of one charge of authorising an illegal payment for a picture of Prince William in a bikini.

Brooks is still accused of four other offences relating to conspiracy to hack voicemail messages on mobile phones, authorising illegal payments to public officials and then plotting to hinder a subsequent police investigation.

She denies all the charges.