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    Heather Mills Slams Piers Morgan's Phone-Hacking Denial, "Never Ever" Authorized Access to Voicemail

    Looks like CNN forgot to tell Piers Morgan that he's supposed to report the news, not make it.

    But he did just that this morning, when Heather Mills became the latest celebrity to take the stand in the U.K.'s exhaustive News of the World-prompted media inquiry into press ethics.

    And it's safe to say she's no fan of the newsman, taking every opportunity to deny, counter or simply trash Morgan's own previous testimony.

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    Starting with the hacking of her private voicemail messages left to her by then-boyfriend Paul McCartney following a fight between the couple back in 2001.

    "There were about 25 messages, all asking for forgiveness: Would I come back?" Mills testified this morning. "One of them said, 'Please forgive me,' and he sang a little ditty of one of his songs into the voicemail."

    The problem: a few years later, while Morgan was the editor of the Daily Mirror, he wrote in great detail about those voicemail messages, including the revelation that McCartney sang "We Can Work It Out" into the phone.

    The only possible way those details could have been known, Mills said, was if he had hacked into her phone—which made sense in retrospect to the British charity activist as she retrospectively recalled that her messages had previously been listened to.

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    While on the stand Morgan denied that he ordered one of his tabloid underlings to do the hacking and instead proclaimed rather evasively that the messages had been played for him—though he refused to say by whom, and even left open the possibility at the time that Mills herself might have given her approval by refusing to clarify how he came to hear the recordings.

    Which, as one would expect, made Mills furious.

    "I couldn't quite believe that he would even try to insinuate, a man that has written nothing but awful things about me for years, would relish in telling the court if I had played a voicemail message for him."

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    When asked in court today if she had consented to the violation, she didn't mince her words: "Never. Never ever."

    And at the time, she even confronted the tabloid team behind the stories.

    "I said, 'There's no way that you could know that unless you have been listening to my messages,'" she said. "And they laughed."

    But here's hoping she gets the last one.

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