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Heather Mills denies playing voicemails of Paul McCartney to Piers Morgan

By Hamish Mackay

December 22, 2011 | 2 min read

Heather Mills has denied she ever disclosed voicemails from her former husband, Sir Paul McCartney, to former tabloid editor Piers Morgan.

Her claim follows evidence by Morgan into the Leveson Inquiry into press standards during which he refused to discuss who played him an audio recording of a voicemail message left on Mills' mobile phone by her then-husband.

Sky News quotes Mills as saying: "For the avoidance of doubt, I can categorically state that I have never ever played Piers Morgan a tape of any kind - never mind a voice message from my ex-husband.

"Piers Morgan is doing all he can to deter the Leveson inquiry from finishing their important job."

Lord Justice Leveson said during Morgan's evidence that he would consider calling Mills to address the inquiry.

Mills later said on her website: "Morgan is using me as his scapegoat and I would be more than happy to answer any questions that the inquiry would like to put to me."

Meanwhile Sky News reported that American network CNN, for whom Morgan hosts a talk show, has said it was "seeking a response to the Mills statement from Morgan".

Reported Sky: ”The demand for a response comes after the network described Mr Morgan's evidence to the Leveson inquiry into media ethics on Tuesday as being ‘at times clipped and at times testy’.

During his evidence Morgan had said he was unaware of any phone hacking at the Daily Mirror while he was editor and had "no reason" to believe that hacking was going on.

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