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Piers Morgan Disputes MP’s Hacking Claim During Rupert Murdoch Hearing

During the Parliament’s long interrogation of Rupert Murdoch this morning, one MP mentioned a book by CNN host Piers Morgan. TVNewser explained how MP and author Louise Mensch alleged that Morgan wrote in his 2005 autobiography (The Insider: Private Diaries of a Scandalous Decade) how he had hacked phones for a story.

Morgan denied the claim in a Twitter statement:
“That MP just claimed I boasted in my book of using phone-hacking for a
scoop. Complete nonsense. Just read the book. I’ve never hacked a
phone, told anyone to hack a phone, or published any stories based on
the hacking of a phone. I wrote in my book that someone warned me
phones could be hacked, so I changed my pin number. That’s it.”

Mensch (pictured, via) has written twelve books, and her official biography
dedicated a paragraph to her writing career:  “On her 22nd birthday,
Louise’s passion for writing was realised with a major publishing deal.
To date, Louise has written twelve novels including a string of
bestsellers. She has sold over two million books worldwide.”


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