Hugh Grant Testifies: Mail Hacked My Phone

Says Mail on Sunday hacked his voicemail
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 21, 2011 12:18 PM CST
Hugh Grant Testifies at Leveson Inquiry on Phone-Hacking Scandal
British actor Hugh Grant arrives to give evidence at the the Leveson inquiry in London, Monday, Nov. 21, 2011.   (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

(Newser) – Hugh Grant’s latest role—as a central figure in the British phone-hacking scandal—continues to develop, as he testified in the case, accusing the Mail on Sunday of hacking his phone in order to fabricate a story about his personal life. The paper, he said, suggested that his relationship was in trouble thanks to “late night phone calls with a plummy-voiced studio executive."

Grant said he finally realized that the story must have come from his business-related phone calls with an English woman at a Los Angeles production company, the Telegraph reports. “Sometimes when we spoke we'd have a joke about English stuff, Marmite or whatever,” he said, noting that her voice could “only be described as “plummy.” But the story was totally untrue, and “I would love to hear what the (Mail on Sunday's) explanation of that is, if it wasn't phone hacking.” Click through for video of Grant's statement. (Read more Hugh Grant stories.)

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