Tuesday, 29 November 2011

McMullan: 'Hugh Grant story came from his mate'

Former News of the World journalist Paul McMullan has told the Leveson Inquiry that the news that Tinglan Hong was having Hugh Grant's baby came from a friend of the actor and not from phone hacking.

McMullan claimed he was given the story by one of Grant's mates "making mischief."

Grant has told the Leveson Inquiry he believed his phone may have been hacked by the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday, a claim denied by the two papers.

McMullan also rounded on former editors of the News of the World Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks claiming they were the "scum of journalism for trying to drop me and all my colleagues in it."

He told the inquiry: "Privacy is for paedos, no-one else needs it."

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