Piers Morgan has been a fringe player in The News of the World phone hacking scandal, and, according to The Hollywood Reporter, he is subject to become a bigger suspect.
According to the site, Lord Justice Leveson announced Thursday that Morgan–former “America’s Got Talent” judge and host of CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight”–will be called to “explain himself” over some comments he made in 2007. Those comments he made related to phone hacking.
According to the site, Morgan, who was also the former editor of The News of the World and The Mirror, reportedly told model Naomi Campbell his views on phone hacking after she asked if he had allowed hacking when he was an editor. According to Morgan, hacking a phone isn’t “as serious as planting a bug in someone’s house.” Morgan also went on to say in the conversation with Campbell that “loads of newspaper journalists were doing it.” These comments are what the inquiry will probably be about.
You can read the full report here at The Hollywood Reporter, which also has a harrowing account of years of abuse actress Sienna Miller underwent as a result of phone hacking.
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