Skip to comments.McCartney: I'm going to police over hacking claim [ CNN's Piers Morgan Phone Hacking ]
Posted on 08/04/2011 4:29:48 PM PDT by NoLibZone
Former Beatle Paul McCartney said Thursday he would contact police over his ex-wife's claim that their private communication had been spied upon by British tabloid journalists.
In comments to television journalists delivered via videolink from Cincinatti, Ohio, McCartney said that he would be in touch with police as soon as he was finished with his summer tour.
"I will be talking to them about that," McCartney told the Television Critics Association in Los Angeles.
"I don't think it's great. I do think it is a horrendous violation of privacy, and I do think it's been going on a long time, and I do think more people than we know knew about it. But I think I should just listen and hear what the facts are before I comment," he said.
McCartney is the latest celebrity to be dragged into Britain's phone hacking scandal, which centers on allegations that journalists routinely eavesdropped on private phone messages, bribed police officers for tips and illegally obtained confidential information for stories.
So far the scandal has largely been limited to the Rupert Murdoch's media empire, but an allegation made Wednesday by McCartney's former wife Heather Mills implicates the Trinity Mirror PLC group of newspapers whose flagship Daily Mirror tabloid used to be edited by CNN celebrity interviewer Piers Morgan.
Morgan has come under increasing pressure to explain himself, with several British lawmakers calling on him to return to the U.K. to face questioning about the scandal. Mills' allegation, made Wednesday in an interview with the BBC, that a senior journalist admitted to her his paper was spying on her messages.
Mills identified the journalist, although the BBC bleeped out the name, citing legal reasons.
(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...
Daily Mirror tabloid used to be edited by CNN celebrity interviewer Piers Morgan.
Hacking? You fools never changed the default password 0000 or 1234, and you call typing it in hacking?
When the shoe is on the other foot it's a little different, isn't it?
"Sheboygan, You're on the air with Heather Mills."
"Larry, this is Piers ... I just want to say there is absolutely no]]]"
"What's the question caller ..."
"Can I get my job back Larry?"
Could be a false claim without a leg to stand on.
Since this isn’t one of Murdoch’s papers, it will go down the memory hole.
Only Murdoch is evil. < / sarcasm>
Me thinks Heather is using this as a crutch while she stumbles in her stumped career.
The “Fool On The Hill” is whining?
Remember that Britain has a loser pays system. Can Heather afford to lose and arm and a leg over this case?
I wonder what's up with that.
A friend went to McCartneys concert last night.
It was apparently so lame that he walked out.