FORMER News of the World editors Rebecca Brooks and Andy Coulson only discussed their intercourse after paying each other five-figure sums, it has been claimed.
The High Court in London heard the pair had a passionate six-year affair, but only exchanged affectionate statements or love letters after signing contracts and then hiding each other at a four star hotel near Watford.
Emails revealed that Brooks contacted Coulson saying she wanted to tell him everything about his bedroom prowess but it would cost £50,000.
In return, Coulson said the money would only be payable if Brooks agreed to a world exclusive and a photo of her in her ‘bra and pants’.
In one email Brooks said: I have been having an affair with a senior journalist at the News of the World. For the right price, I am willing to not only tell you that its you, but go into very explicit details about how you can go all night long.
Coulson replied: I am very interested in this story. Can we guarantee that no-one else will get hold of it before Sunday? Im thinking in particular about your scary husband, Ross Kemp.
The court heard how the same £50,000 would be transferred back and forth between the two lovers up to three times a week.
But the pair were almost caught when the News of the World carried a small advert saying, Do you have a story about shagging the editor of the News of the World? Call the editor of the News of the World now!
In another exchange, Coulson told Brooks: I had the most amazing sex with a insatiable redhead last night. I want to talk about it but I need to know I will be looked after.
Brooks replied: The money is no problem, but I need something thats going to set the agenda for the rest of the week.
For instance, was one of us dressed like Captain Caveman?”