Heather Mills, Piers Morgan

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And the controversy continues.

We have all heard the accusations made against Piers Morgan in the phone-hacking scandal, and now, another one has been added to the list.

Heather Mills told BBC's Newsnight that a journalist from one of the Trinity Mirror newspapers hacked into her phone messages in 2001, a time when Morgan was editor-in-chief of one of their publications, the Daily Mirror...and Mills was dating her now ex-husband, Paul McCartney.

So what went down?

Mills did not name the journalist in question, but did clarify that it wasn't Morgan, and shared that the hacker admitted to listening in on her messages.

"He said, ‘Oh, I heard you had a big argument with your boyfriend,' and he quoted verbatim the messages from my machine," Mills said.

"I said, ‘You've obviously hacked my phone. If you do anything with story—because they were obviously very private conversations about issues we were having as a couple—then I'll go to the police.' And he said ‘OK, OK, yeah we did hear it on your voice messages. I won't run it.'"

Way to blow your cover, man.

Even though Mills made it clear that Morgan was not the journalist who illegally recorded her messages, he did listen to the tape:

"At one stage I was played a tape of a message Paul had left Heather on her mobile phone," he wrote in his column. "It was heartbreaking. He sounded lonely, miserable and desperate and even sang ‘We Can Work It Out' into the answer phone."

Tsk, tsk. Sounds a little fishy, if you ask us.

But publisher Trinity Mirror released a statement standing by their worker bees, saying, "Our position is clear. All our journalists work within the criminal law and the PCC [Press Complaints Commission] code of conduct."

So what does Morgan have to say about all of this?

"I have no knowledge of any conversation any executive from other newspapers at Trinity Mirror may or may not have had with Heather Mills," Morgan says in a statement.

"What I can say and have knowledge of is that Sir Paul McCartney asserted that Heather Mills illegally intercepted his telephones, and leaked confidential material to the media. This is well documented, and was stated in their divorce case."

Well, something is definitely brewing here.

"And to reiterate, I have never hacked a phone, told anyone to hack a phone, nor to my knowledge published any story obtained from the hacking of a phone."

Whatever you say.

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