Hanna’s defence: I didn’t know Rebekah Brooks had been arrested when I removed the bags. Indeed I can’t remember who told me and when!
Charlie Brooks gets a grilling for being silent during his first police interview.
Too drunk to realise his bags with lesbian DVDs had not arrived- Charlie Brooks explanation after sharing six bottles of plonk
So now we know why the prosecution released details of Charlie Brooks’ collection of lesbian porn DVDs- they are part of his defence case!
It is amazing that according to hubbie Charlie Rebekah Brooks main fear was the ” killer photograph ” – of her being taken away in handcuffs and making the front page of a tabloid. This is the sort of thing dished out by the tabloids themselves – so must believe they are very potent.
Tony Blair and Peter Mandelson both offered to help an embattled Rebekah Brooks who was facing questions from the police. She also said she never knew about the activities of hacker Glenn Mulcaire – paid £1m by News International – until he was arrested. And she condemned hubbie Charlie for an ” impulsive ill thought out decision” in stashing away his computers and a bag full of lesbian DVD porn.
Extraordinary Rebekah Brooks says she knew nothing about Charlie Brooks stashed bags containing lesbian porn DVDs and a newsletter about pedigree pigs
So the recovered laptops from Chelsea Harbour were used by Charlie Brooks – hence 25 female nude pix, and hol snaps of Rupert Murdoch in Corfu. The file showing James Murdoch had to approve switching The Sun’s support from Labour to the Tories is politically interesting – thought News International always said its editors were independent! Though to be fair James Murdoch told the Leveson inquiry that he did direct papers on major policy!
The 5.0am police raid on the Brooks family home has always been a very sore point for News International. The leaked recording of Rupert Murdoch’s talk to arrested journalists on the ExaroNews website recorded the anger felt by Murdoch personally over the police tactics. Now it turns out the computers found in Rebekah Brooks’ office were not used by her.
The Crown Prosecution Service have released today the contents found in the brown briefcase owned by Charlie Brooks examined by the Met police.
The full content list can be read on Peter Jukes blog whom I am indebted for quick publication tonight.
Followers will remember this was the bag recovered by a cleaner and handed over to the police. It was also the subject of allegations by the prosecution that it was part of a conspiracy to try to get rid of evidence once his wife, Rebekah Brooks, alleged code name Black Hawk for security reasons, had been arrested.
The police have already released a video taken from the 24 hour security cameras at Chelsea Harbour, the London home of the Brooks family. Today they added some pictures.
Altogether there are seven DVDs- ranging from titles like Bride of Sin to Instant Lesbian and Lesbian Psychodramas. Other contents include the Kunekune Pig Society newsletter,a pair of Falke Shelina 12 tights and more mundane items like pens,a conker, homeopathic medicine and chequebooks from top banker William Hoare & Co.
The court was also told yesterday that Mr Books may have threatened to sue the manager of Chelsea Harbour for handing over the bag to the police after he couldn’t retrieve it from the porters lodge.