Rebekah Brooks was paranoid about "the killer photograph" of her arrest appearing in the newspapers, the hacking trial has been told.
Her husband, Charlie Brooks, was describing how they changed their flights after a holiday so she could avoid what he described as the photo that might end her career.
Asked to explain the meaning of the "killer photograph", Mr Brooks replied: "You being led out of your home or away from your work in handcuffs surrounded by police. You are never going to work again."
He also described "the toxic atmosphere" that surrounded the couple as the crisis surrounding hacking allegations was gathering momentum at The News of the World during the spring and summer of 2011.
Mr Brooks said Rebekah "was under the kosh" and he constantly worried that she might be arrested in a dawn police raid.
He described one incident when he said he'd been whacked by his wife in the middle of the night and made to get up and dressed, only to discover that it was the dustbin men.
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