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Report: UK Cameron PM texted Rebekah Brooks

Associated Press Modified: May 9, 2012 at 6:15 am •  Published: May 9, 2012
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LONDON (AP) — A biography of the British prime minister says David Cameron sent former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks a supportive text message the week she resigned over a tabloid phone hacking scandal that is shaking the country and Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.

The book claims Cameron sent Brooks a message telling her to keep her "head up" shortly before she quit in July. Brooks resigned after it emerged that some reporters from Murdoch's News International hacked into the phones of people in the news.

Authors Francis Elliott and James Hannin also claim that Cameron and Brooks would frequently visit each other before she resigned.

The allegations were made in excerpts of the book published Wednesday in the Murdoch-owned newspaper, The Times.