McCartney Talks Hacking
August 5, 2011 by USA Post
McCartney Talks Hacking, Former Beatle Paul McCartney said on Thursday it would contact the authorities about the “horrendous violation of privacy” over the British press alleged hacking your phone, the Los Angeles Times.
British singer and musician made a video statement to the Television Critics Association while in Ohio for a concert.
McCartney did not specify which newspaper allegedly hacked the phone.
“Me? I’ll tell you when I go back after this tour, I’ll talk to the police because they appear to have been hacked,” said McCartney, according to the site of the entertainment industry, The Wrap.
“I do not know much about it, but I think it is a horrendous violation of privacy, and I think has been happening for a long time and more people heard about what we knew.”
The statement came a day after his ex-wife, Heather Mills, said a journalist from the Mirror group of documents admitted to hacking your phone.
In a BBC interview on Wednesday, Mills said that a reporter confessed to your hacking in 2001 after she confronted him about his knowledge of the details of a fight he had privately with McCartney, then her boyfriend.
The phone hacking scandal has gripped Britain for weeks and now surrounds the tabloid News of the World National, owned by Rupert Murdoch folded the paper in July amid controversy.
But the evidence is also mounting that other British titles took part in the illegal practice.
Former journalists of the Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror, both owned by Mirror Group have already confirmed that piracy was common in their work.
The group includes the Daily Mirror Mirror, the Sunday Mirror, People, Scottish Daily Record and Sunday Mail. They all belong to Trinity Mirror, which owns hundreds of regional newspapers.
Trinity Mirror said the BBC on Wednesday that journalists work within the law and the Code of Conduct Complaints Commission.
Trinity Mirror launched an internal investigation in recent months some of there drafting practices and journalists, but said the investigation does not relate to a particular claim.
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