CNN's Piers Morgan in new hacking denial
Former British newspaper editor Piers Morgan, now a presenter for US television network CNN, has denied fresh allegations that he printed stories obtained through phone hacking.
Morgan - a former editor of Rupert Murdoch's now shuttered News of the World paper and of the rival Daily Mirror tabloid - made his latest denial after British media printed comments that he made in a BBC radio programme in 2009.
"As I have said before, I have never hacked a phone, told anyone to hack a phone, nor to my knowledge published any story obtained from the hacking of a phone," Morgan said in a statement, issued through his publicist at CNN's parent company Turner Broadcasting System. In the 2009 programme, "Desert Island Discs", presenter Kirsty Young asked Morgan how he felt about having to deal with "people who rake through bins for a living, people who tap people's phones" to get information for tabloids.