But the fallout didn’t end with Brooks, and on July 15 Dow Jones CEO and Wall Street Journal publisher Les Hinton followed her out the door when he abruptly resigned from both positions.
In his letter to Murdoch, Hinton explained, “I have seen hundreds of news reports of both actual and alleged misconduct during the time I was executive chairman of News International and responsible for the company. The pain caused to innocent people is unimaginable. That I was ignorant of what apparently happened is irrelevant and in the circumstances I feel it is proper for me to resign from News Corp. and apologize to those hurt by the actions of News of the World.”
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