Saturday, October 1, 2011

#hackgate :Rebekah Brooks has Carphone Warehouse tycoon David Ross in her sights

Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive of News International, attends a shoot hosted by David Cameron's friend David Ross, the co-founder of Carphone Warehouse.

Rebekah Brooks has not been seen with the Camerons since the phone hacking scandal. Photo: PA
Mandrake hears that the former chief executive of News International recently attended a shoot hosted by Ross, who owns the 700-year-old Nevill Holt estate in Leicestershire.
The invitation by the Conservative Party donor, who numbers the Prime Minister among his friends, will have been welcome for Brooks as her sudden notoriety has caused havoc in her social circles.
Cameron and his wife, Samantha, have been at pains not to be photographed with her, while Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, and his wife, Sarah Vine, reportedly refused at the last minute to attend a Take That concert at Wembley with her in August.
Brooks, 43, stepped down as the chief executive of News International at the height of the phone-hacking scandal in July. more