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Rebekah Brooks has gone from an employee of Rupert Murdoch, to the former editor of News of the World, to a woman under arrest all in one week.

The disgraced journalist resigned from News International on Friday, following the revelation that her newspaper tapped the phones of over 4,000 people, including celebrities and the families of 9/11 victims.

Now, British police confirm they have arrested Brooks for her role in this scandal.

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Brooks stands accused of conspiring to intercept communications and of bribing cops for information. She is the sixth, and the highest-ranked, News Corp official to be arrested in this case.

The 43-year old is a friend of Prime Minster David Cameron and started working at News International in 2000.

Murdoch and his son will appear before Parliament on Tuesday and answer questions about their media empire in Great Britain.

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

It took far too long in the eyes of many, but Rebekah Brooks is finally out at News International.

The woman who served as the editor of Great Britian's News of the World throughout its phone-hacking scandal - the tabloid broke into the voicemails of a 13-year old girl who had been kidnapped, along with the families of 9/11 victims and many others - resigned today.

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“As chief executive of the company, I feel a deep sense of responsibility for the people we have hurt and I want to reiterate how sorry I am for what we now know to have taken place,” she said in a statement. “I have believed that the right and responsible action has been to lead us through the heat of the crisis. However my desire to remain on the bridge has made me a focal point of the debate.”

Brooks added that recent times have been "tough" and that she plans to correct "distortions" about her record as a journalist.

We wish her good luck in explaining why her newspaper hacking into the voicemails of over 4,000 people.

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