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Thursday, August 4, 2011

PHONE HACKING SCANDAL: McCartney's ex-wife accuses Mirror of phone hacking!


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August 4, 2011 / PTI, London / DC.

The ex-wife of Paul McCartney claimed on Wednesday that a journalist at Britain's Mirror Group newspapers admitted hacking into her phone, dragging another tabloid into the long-running scandal.
Heather Mills told the BBC's Newsnight programme that the journalist made the admission in 2001 when he confronted her about an argument she had had with McCartney, who was then still her boyfriend.
Mills said the journalist rang her and "started quoting verbatim the messages from my machine".
"You've obviously hacked my phone and if you do anything with this story -- because they were obviously very private conversations about issues we were having as a couple -- and I said, then I'll go to the police," she challenged him.
She said the journalist responded saying: "OK, OK, yeah we did hear it on your voice messages, I won't run it."
Rupert Murdoch shut down his News of the World tabloid last month after it was revealed that private investigators working for the Sunday paper had hacked into the voicemail of a missing 13-year-old girl who was later found dead.
Former journalists at the Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror have already claimed that phone hacking was widespread at their papers too, although Trinity Mirror has insisted its staff act within the law.


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