Piers Morgan Questioned Again in U.K. Phone-Hacking Probe
The former CNN host, who has always denied any personal knowledge of or involvement in hacking when he was an editor, was interviewed by police looking into allegations against the publisher of the 'Daily Mirror.'
Former CNN host Piers Morgan was questioned for a second time on Tuesday in connection with a police investigation into the British phone-hacking scandal.
Several journalists at British tabloid the Daily Mirror have been implicated in the scandal, accused of hacking the cell phones of celebrities and private citizens. At the time of the hacking, Morgan was editor of the Daily Mirror. He has always denied any involvement with, or knowledge of, the hacking.
The Guardian originally reported the news of the second police interview with Morgan later confirming it on Twitter. "At 1.30pm today, I left a 2nd police interview re Mirror hacking investigation," Morgan tweeted, later adding: "No, I wasn't arrested. Sorry to disappoint everyone."
The Guardian report said that London Metropolitan police confirmed that a 50-year-old man had been interviewed under caution as part of Operation Golding, the probe into allegations of phone-hacking at Mirror Group Newspapers.
Morgan told the paper in a statement: "Some time ago I was asked to attend an interview with officers from Operation Golding when I was next in the U.K. This was further to a previous voluntary interview I provided in December 2013." He added: "As this is an ongoing investigation, I am unable to comment further until its conclusion."
He served as the editor of the Daily Mirror for nine years until 2004. He was recently named U.S. editor at large for Mail Online. While he lives in the U.S., Morgan has been in Britain as he guest-hosted ITV's Good Morning Britain last week.