McCartney’s Ex: My Phone Was Hacked

Heather Mills, the ex-wife of Sir Paul McCartney, claims that her phone was hacked by a senior journalist at Britain’s Mirror Group, which publishes the Daily Mirror and other papers. Mills tells the BBC's Newsnight that in 2001 a writer called her and quoted parts of a voicemail that had been left on her phone by McCartney. Mills says she accused the journalist of hacking, and he or she admitted to the scam. The Mirror Group denies her account, saying, “All our journalists work within the criminal law.” It gets fishier, though. In a 2006 Daily Mail article, CNN host and former Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan talks about listening to a recording of a voicemail left by McCartney for Mills. Mills is convinced that it’s the same one. (Corrected to reflect that Mills and McCartney were married.)