McCartney Going to Cops Over Reported Phone Hack

Former Beatle appalled by 'horrendous invasion of privacy'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 5, 2011 4:22 AM CDT
"Apparently I have been hacked," McCartney told journalists.   (AP Photo/Dominic Lipinski/PA, file)

(Newser) – Paul McCartney plans to contact police over ex-wife Heather Mills' claim that a Daily Mirror journalist hacked into his voicemail messages, reports Reuters. After finishing his US tour and returning to Britain, "I am going to talk to the police because apparently I have been hacked," McCartney said. "I don't know much about it because they won't tell anyone except the person themselves," he said, calling journalists' hacking of voicemail "a horrendous invasion of privacy."

Former Mirror editor Piers Morgan wrote an article in the Daily Mail in 2006 describing how he had listened to a message meant for McCartney. "The couple had clearly had a tiff. Heather had fled to India and Paul was pleading with her to come back," Morgan wrote. "He sounded lonely, miserable, and desperate, and even sang 'We Can Work It Out' into the phone."

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