Paul McCartney said on Thursday that he plans to meet with Scotland Yard following allegations by ex-wife Heather Mills that a voicemail from McCartney while they were in the throes of breaking up had been hacked by a reporter working for the London Daily Mirror. Speaking via satellite from Cincinnati to the Television Critics Association in Beverly Hills, McCartney said that "apparently I have been hacked." Although he said such illegal activity is nothing new, "I do think it's a horrendous violation of privacy." He added "I feel that more people than we know knew about it." However, he said that he would reserve further comment until he had a chance to discuss the matter with British authorities. Meanwhile, CNN/U.S. President Ken Jautz said on Thursday that he's standing by Piers Morgan, who edited the Mirror when the alleged hacking of Mills's voicemail occurred. In an interview with Adweek magazine, Jautz, who was principally responsible for hiring Morgan to replace Larry King, said that Morgan "has been entirely consistent in his public statements and very firm in his denials and we do not believe there's any impact on the show."

05/08/2011