LONDON — The tabloids Rebekah Brooks once edited might have paid six figures or more for details like those she has been divulging about her personal life during her trial on phone hacking charges: the celebrity husband, the adultery, the infertility, the daughter by a surrogate mother.

As she rose to the top of Britain’s prurient press and Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper empire here, Ms. Brooks received advice from Mr. Murdoch, her father-figure boss and mentor.

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