Private Eye: 'a bad taste joke'.
A spokesman for the Attorney General confirmed that the front of the magazine's November edition, published as Warrington-born Mrs Brooks' trial started at the Old Bailey, would not lead to contempt of court proceedings.
He said: "The front cover of the current edition of Private Eye has been brought to the attention of the Attorney General, but it has been decided that proceedings for a potential contempt of court are not required in this case."
Former News International chief executive Brooks is currently facing trial along with seven other defendants including ex-Number 10 spin doctor Andy Coulson.
A jury was sworn in yesterday to try the case, which may take as long as six months.
Mr Justice Saunders told the nine women and three men: "Unfortunately, Private Eye has seen fit to put out their November edition.
"You will undoubtedly see it on the newsstands, so I can show it to you.
"It bears a picture of Rebekah Brooks on the cover.
"It's meant to be satire.
You ignore it. It has no serious input and it is not relevant to your considerations."
ACCUSED: Rebekah Brooks arrives at court