Piers Morgan Accused of Hacking Again: Beckham Nanny, Soccer Stars Sue Tabloid Publisher

Piers Morgan has denied ordering any illegal
hacking when he was editor of London’s Daily Mirror
tabloid—but now the paper is being sued by some
who claim otherwise.
Sven-Göran Eriksson, former coach of the English
national football team; retired football player Garry
Flitcroft; actress Shobna Gulati; and Abbie
Gibson, who used to work as a nanny for David
Beckham’s family, have filed suit against Trinity
Mirror, claiming that reporters from the company’s
papers hacked their voice-mail accounts.
“There might not be a documentary smoking gun,
but we will show there is a smoking bullet, the
consequence of the actions,” an attorney for the
group, Mark Lewis (who also represented plaintiffs
who sued News of the World parent News
International over hacking), told Britain’s Sky
News.

What did Rupert Murdoch just apologize to
Hugh Grant for?
The lawsuit, filed with London’s High Court, alleges
that the hacking took place while Morgan was editor, between 1995 and 2004.
Trinity Mirror, which puts out the Daily Mirror, the
Sunday Mirror and The People, has previously denied engaging in the sort of behavior that tripped up the
now-defunct News of the World after more than a
century in business.
Testifying at a government inquiry into hacking last
year, Morgan denied every ordering staffers to
illegally acquire information.
Heather Mills slames Piers Morgan’s phone-
hacking denial “It doesn’t necessarily follow that listening to
someone else talking to someone else is unethical,”
he replied when grilled over how he obtained
recordings of Paul McCartney’s ex-wife, Heather
Mills.
In May, meanwhile, BBC presenter Jeremy Paxman
told a media ethics panel that Morgan taught him
how to hack a mobile’s voice-mail account
a decade ago—and Paxman told a story that involved Morgan teasing another TV personality about a conversation she had with Sven-Göran Eriksson.
“I don’t know if he was making this up, making up
the conversation,” Paxman told the panel. “But it was clearly something he was familiar with and I wasn’t. I didn’t know that this went on.”


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