Paul McCartney's phone hacked

Aug 5, 2011 at 5:20 p.m. ET

Paul McCartney is another star on a long list of celebrities who have claimed their phones have been hacked by the intrusive British media. Although he did not specify which newspaper hacked his phone, rumor has it that The Mirror Group is involved.

Paul McCartney

Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney is the latest British celebrity who has pointed a finger at the naughty British tabloids, with claims that his phone was hacked. According to the Associated Press, McCartney said he will contact authorities over this "horrendous violation of privacy."

In a video statement to the Television Critics Association, McCartney explained what he believed to have happened.

"I don't actually know much about it, but they won't tell anyone except the person themselves. So I will be talking to them about that. I don't think it's great. I do think it's a horrendous violation of privacy. And I do think it's been going on for a long time and 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.

Normally, the TCA press tour is not a place for breaking celebrity news. But while Paul McCartney was appearing via satellite from Ohio to promote a Showtime documentary about his post-9/11 concert for New York, a reporter asked him to comment on claims made by ex-wife Heather Mills that McCartney's phone was hacked.

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McCartney stated, "When I go back after this tour, I'm going to talk to the police, because apparently I have been hacked."

Former writers from the British Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror, both papers owned by The Mirror Group, have confirmed they knew of hacking at their papers. Also involved is CNN television host Piers Morgan, who was the editor of The Mirror at the time of the alleged hacking.

In 2006, Morgan wrote an article for the paper, telling how he listened to a voicemail McCartney left for former wife Heather Mills. Although he is not confirming he was involved in any sort of illegal activities, members of the Parliament are asking for Morgan to return to Britain to answer some questions regarding this invasion of privacy.

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