Ex-NotW deputy editor 'glad' about Murdoch remarks

Former News of the World deputy editor Neil Wallis said he is "glad" that Rupert Murdoch "stood by his staff" after hearing secret audio recordings made during a News Corp meeting.

Phone-hacking charges against Mr Wallis were dropped in February this year.

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“@nigelpauley: @tabloidtroll What your view of Rupegate Tape - right to be leaked? his comments on the enquiry?” So glad KRM stood by staff

He also replied to a Twitter user who asked whether he thought Murdoch was "really backing the staff":

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@neilwallis1 should he have been taped and the tape leaked? Is he really backing the staff? He seems more upset over Rebekah #rupegate

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@nigelpauley Lot of understandably frightened & nervous people there...

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