Gay public figures speak out against Rebekah Brooks

High profile gay figures have been speaking out against Rebekah Brooks, chief Executive of News International, following allegations of wrongdoing by the News of the World whilst she was editor.

Labour MP, Chris Bryant, was reported in the Evening Standard to have been the victim of a homophobic remark made by Brooks.

Bryant said that at a Labour Party conference a number of years ago "She came up to me and said, 'Oh, Mr Bryant, it's after dark - shouldn't you be on Clapham Common?"

"At which point Ross Kemp [the ex-EastEnders actor and her then husband] said, 'Shut up, you homophobic cow'."

Chris Bryant isn't the only gay figure in the public eye to speak out about Brooks, who made her name reporting (and some would say intruding) on the private and sexual lives of celebrities, sports stars and politicians.

George Michael wrote on Twitter: "Rebekah Brooks sat two feet from me in my own home and told me that it was never the public that came to them with information on celebrities, and that the police always got there first."

"Believe me I didnt invite her." he said about Brooks (who denies knowledge of phone hacking at the News of the World, despite being editor at the time).

Michael continued: "Rebekah, glad to help :) how does it feel?".

Date: 09 July 2011


She made a misery out of other people's lives. It is difficult to feel any sympathy for her...

How has she managed to keep her job?
outandabout, London - 09 July 2011 07:12 PM

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