His mother turned to humor, alcohol and home shopping networks as a coping mechanism.
He believed that he ran away from home so that his mother wouldn't need to spend what little money she had left on him.
They compared these unwanted children to another group – the next child born after each of the unwanted children at the hospital.
Soon after becoming editor, Brooks ran the headline "Bonkers Bruno Locked Up" concerning the mental health problems of former heavyweight boxing champion Frank Bruno.
The next day The Sun ran a 600-word reply from the head of the mental health charity SANE, and since then has adopted a style guide on covering mental health stories prepared by the same charity.
In Brooks's entry in Who's Who she stated that she had studied at the Sorbonne in Paris, but did not claim to have a degree, and did not later answer questions about this; in a 2003 Spectator article, Stephen Glover suggested that, since she was working at the age of 20 for the News of the World, "we can safely assume that she did not study at the Sorbonne in any meaningful way".s interview with James Hewitt, a lover of Diana, Princess of Wales, by reserving a hotel suite and hiring a team to "kit it out with secret tape devices in various flowerpots and cupboards", Piers Morgan, her former boss, wrote in his memoir The Insider, The New York Times relayed in July 2011.
While at the News of the World, Brooks oversaw its campaign of "naming and shaming" individuals suspected to be convicted child sex offenders—a campaign launched in the wake of the murder of Sarah Payne while hacking her mother's voicemail.
The effect of legalized abortion on crime (also the Donohue–Levitt hypothesis) proposes that legal abortion reduces crime.