Piers Morgan has been accused once again of hacking into the life of celebrities. He has denies all involved in the hacking scandal that has rocked the UK, but he has come under fire again. Morgan was once an editor for the Daily Mirror and was accused of tapping into phone calls and hacking into email accounts to get stories. Morgan is being sued by Sven-Göran Eriksson, Garry Flitcroft, Shobna Gulati and Abbie Gibson for hacking into their voicemail accounts.
Sven-Göran Eriksson, former coach of the English national football team; retired football player Garry Flitcroft; actress Shobna Gulati; and Abbie Gibson, who used to work as a nanny for David Beckham’s family, have filed suit against Trinity Mirror, claiming that reporters from the company’s papers hacked their voice-mail accounts.
“There might not be a documentary smoking gun, but we will show there is a smoking bullet, the consequence of the actions,” an attorney for the group, Mark Lewis (who also represented plaintiffs who sued News of the World parent News International over hacking), told Britain’s Sky News.
The lawsuit, filed with London’s High Court, alleges that the hacking took place while Morgan was editor, between 1995 and 2004.
Trinity Mirror, which puts out the Daily Mirror, the Sunday Mirror and The People, has previously denied engaging in the sort of behavior that tripped up the now-defunct News of the World after more than a century in business.
Testifying at a government inquiry into hacking last year, Morgan denied every ordering staffers to illegally acquire information.
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