Brooks Sure Wife Will Be Cleared of Phone Hacking, Times Reports

Sept. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Charlie Brooks is “100 percent confident” that his wife, Rebekah, the former chief executive of News International Newspapers Ltd., will be cleared of all charges of phone hacking, he said in an interview with the Sunday Times.

The racehorse trainer said he would be disappointed if the phone-hacking allegations as well as the charge of conspiracy of perverting the court of justice, for which Brooks and his wife are scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 26, were dropped as it would deprive the duo of the chance to clear their name, according to the interview.

The regularity with which Brooks and his wife have had to attend court hearings in recent months has resulted in the two becoming “so weathered to it, we hardly bother to talk about it,” he told the Sunday Times, adding that his wife may look back on this phase of her life as a catalyst for the second half of her life and regard it as a good thing to have happened.

Brooks also said in the interview that he thought his friendship with British Prime Minister David Cameron, whom he attended Eton School with, could be resurrected in future years.

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