Brooks Paid $17M by News Corp.

What would her payout have been without the hacking scandal? Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive of News Corp.’s British wing, received a £10.8 million, or $17.4 million, payout from the company when she resigned last year, according to internal documents released on Wednesday. Brooks, who resigned last year amid charges that she participated in phone hacking, was previously believed to have been given a £7 million, or $11.3 million, payout. According to the financial disclosure documents, an unnamed director received £10.8 in July 2011 for “compensation for loss of office,” and the money includes “various ongoing benefits,” including the funding for an office in Marylebone for two years. Brooks will also have “all legal and other professional costs” relating to various court cases related to News Corp.