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Rebekah Brooks cleared of all charges.

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NickiFury Tue 24-Jun-14 13:30:03

Well I was NOT expecting that.

Web chat with Rebekah MN? How about it?

ouryve Tue 24-Jun-14 13:31:04

Someone commented on twitter that she should be used for flood defences.

TheSarcasticFringehead Tue 24-Jun-14 13:31:38


TheSarcasticFringehead Tue 24-Jun-14 13:32:27

Mind you, she knows a whole lot of important people and has a sob story. Not as surprising as it should be, I think.

TheFairyCaravan Tue 24-Jun-14 13:32:40

How the fuck did that happen? shock

Meglet Tue 24-Jun-14 13:34:48

How awfully convenient hmm .

NickiFury Tue 24-Jun-14 13:35:08

Guess it's not that unexpected. She knows where all the bodies are buried.

chockbic Tue 24-Jun-14 13:35:48

Sure is who you know in that world.

CQ Tue 24-Jun-14 13:37:57

Andy Coulson was thrown under the bus, clearly

Ginfox Tue 24-Jun-14 13:44:46

Didn't think she'd get a prison sentence, but still can't believe she's been cleared of all charges.

Expect Coulson will spend his time inside writing his memoirs... should be an illuminating read.

AWombWithoutARoof Tue 24-Jun-14 14:07:14

Is paying police officers for info a criminal offence? Because she's admitted to that in the past hasn't she?

ShatnersBassoon Tue 24-Jun-14 14:11:36

I really didn't expect it either. I feel a bit disheartened.

donnie Tue 24-Jun-14 14:28:01

I feel more than disheartened; I find it almost unbelievable.

No doubt Rupert paid for the lawyers.

Justice not served IMO.

roundandround51 Tue 24-Jun-14 14:36:54

Conspiracy is a very difficult charge to prove - am not really surprised.

TheOneWithTheNicestSmile Tue 24-Jun-14 14:45:05

yeah, but if one of the accused is guilty of conspiracy, who did he conspire with if not the other accused??? hmm

thecuntureshow Tue 24-Jun-14 15:06:25

I wonder if she'll sue anyone for libel

< Hint >

roundandround51 Tue 24-Jun-14 15:08:35

Am not saying its right or wrong but its a difficult charge to prove

Icimoi Tue 24-Jun-14 15:28:52

I wonder if she'll sue anyone for libel

Most unlikely. The standard of proof in libel proceedings is lower than in criminal proceedings, therefore it would be entirely possible for a libel jury to come to a different verdict from the criminal jury. She wouldn't risk it.

VivaLeBeaver Tue 24-Jun-14 16:58:21

I wasn't expecting it either. I'm amazed some have been found guilty and others not.

VivaLeBeaver Tue 24-Jun-14 17:00:38

What's the betting the Brookses get divorced within the next 12 months.

BackOnlyBriefly Tue 24-Jun-14 17:12:12

I bet she's really glad she loaned David Cameron that horse now.

Ohwhatfuckeryisthis Tue 24-Jun-14 17:15:43

Get outta here! My faith in the justice system is confirmed. hmm

MrsMaturin Tue 24-Jun-14 17:21:57

I'm not surprised at all. I told dh months ago that this would be the outcome and he doubted me but I was right. This was a complex case and as much as the prosecution tried to make it appear straightforward the evidence against her wasn't significant enough. There was zero chance of the PA and the husband going down - his porn explanation was perfectly reasonable and executive secretaries move papers around all the time. Not everything is a conspiracy.

I'm actually sort of pleased. I don't think for a minute this crew were doing anything in their day to day working lives that wasn't also being done by many others in the tabloid industry. There's been a lot of hypocrisy in the reporting of this case and there has also been a fair dose of misogyny too.

ohmymimi Tue 24-Jun-14 17:53:39

I'm naïve enough, remarkably, to be truly shocked. However, the news of the day is that Meriam is to be released, that matters far more.

I hope Brooks slinks off to the obscurity she deserves.

TheOneWithTheNicestSmile Tue 24-Jun-14 18:18:51

However, the news of the day is that Meriam is to be released, that matters far more

Released again, I hope?

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