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Heather Mills V Piers Morgan: Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice!

by | 4th, August 2011

HEATHER Mills V Piers Morgan. Every so often you get story you can watch untrammelled by the need to feel sympathy for any of the protagonists. Morgan is the media high flyer now working in the US. Mills is the woman castigated in the tabloid press for having the temerity to marry one of The Beatles.

Heather Mills alleges that a senior Mirror Group journalist not Piers Morgan, the Mirror’s editor at the time admitted hacking voicemails left for her by her then-boyfriend Sir Paul McCartney. During a 2001 chat in which she claims the executive admitted hacking, she claims to have threatened him with the police if he ran it:

“You’ve obviously hacked my phone and if you do anything with this story… I’ll go to the police.”

His reply:

“OK, OK, yeah we did hear it on your voice messages, I won’t run it.”

Odd, indeed, that the hack should, as Mills claims, quote to her the content of her private phone’s voicemail verbatim “.

The Daily Mirror owns, Trinity Mirror plc. It says all its journalists work within the law.

Therese Coffey , a member of the culture, media and sport select committee, says Ms Mills’ allegations are very strong “:

“I just hope that the police take the evidence and go with it and if Mr Morgan wants to come back to the UK and help them with their inquiries, and I don’t mean being arrested in any way, I’m sure he can add more light. I think it would help everybody, including himself and this investigation, if he was able to say more about why he wrote what he did in 2006.”

In 2006, Morgan told the Daily Mail :

At one stage I was played a tape of a message Paul had left for Heather on her mobile phone. It was heartbreaking. The couple had clearly had a tiff, Heather had fled to India, and Paul was pleading with her to come back. He sounded lonely, miserable and desperate, and even sang ‘We Can Work It Out’ into the answerphone.

As we reported , back in 2009, Morgan appeared on the BBC’s Desert Island Disks radio show. Said he:

I make no pretence about the stuff we used to do.”

Kirsty Young (host) : And what about this nice middle class boy who would have to be dealing with, I mean, essentially people who rake through bins for a living, people who tap people’s phones, people who take secret photographs and do all that very nasty down in the gutter stuff?

Morgan : Yeah.. Well to be honest let’s put that in perspective as well, not a lot of that went on…

Morgan : A lot of it was done by third parties rather than the staff themselves. [And that was the big mistake.] That’s not to defend

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