Why Did Amanda Brooks Leave Barneys?

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Amanda Brooks. Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

And now, a possible reason for Amanda Brooks's sudden Barneys departure — perhaps part of her decision is based on a desire to be with family. The former vice-president and fashion director is married to British artist Christopher Brooks, brother to racehorse trainer Charlie, who is the husband of Rebekah. Yes, that Rebekah Brooks, of News International fame. Both Rebekah and Charlie, along with four others, were taken into police custody early Tuesday morning as part of a new break in Scotland Yard's phone hacking investigation. The pair was questioned for twelve hours before being released on bail until a court date in April. In any case, we wish Amanda well during what must be a difficult time.