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Piers Morgan allegedly ordered journalists to find dirt on Private Eye editor, Ian Hislop

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By Nesh Pillay, Reporter

March 20, 2015 | 2 min read

Piers Morgan, former editor of the Daily Mirror and current US TV personality, allegedly paid journalists to find dirt on Ian Hislop, after being mocked on a 1996 episode of ‘Have I got news for you.’

The claim unraveled in court yesterday during a trial of ex-Mirror reporter Graham Brough, who has been accused of monetarily bribing a prison officer for information.

Hislop was quoted as referencing Morgan’s activities in 2002, saying “all he’s been offering for information about my private life is a £50 reward. My friends think that’s not nearly enough.”

However according to Brough, Morgan was disappointed to find that Hislop led a “blameless life.”

Brough’s trial continues.

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