British Blogger Claims to Have Piers Morgan Phone-Hacking Evidence

Paul Staines aka Guido Fawkes claims to have a recording of the CNN host admitting to phone hacking

Last Updated: July 26, 2011 @ 4:12 PM

It seems every time Piers Morgan denies any connection to the phone hacking scandal, a certain British blogger implicates him further.

Paul Staines, who writes under the pseudonym Guido Fawkes, told Forbes' Jeff Bercovici he possesses a recording in which Morgan openly discusses his role in hacking. Staines has made Morgan his target many times in the past few weeks, focusing on his stint as editor of British tabloid The Daily Mirror, which came after he worked for Murdoch's News of the World.

Morgan has yet to speak out on the latest allegations — his representative did not immediately respond to TheWrap's inquiry about the matter — but if his track record is any indication he will vehemently deny any wrongdoing.

When Staines first accused Morgan, citing his 2005 autobiography ‘The Insider,” Morgan had already gone on TV to reject the idea.

Also read: Is Piers Morgan the Next to Fall in Phone-Hacking Scandal?

When Louise Mensch, a member of the British Parliament, claimed Morgan knew of hacking during the testimony of Rupert and James Murdoch, Morgan reacted with incredulity on Twitter. "Read my book yet @LouiseMensch? If so, are you ready to make a public apology for your lies about me today?" He then confronted Mensch on CNN and again accused her of lying.

Concrete evidence has yet to emerge in all of this, though the Mirror has been implicated by former employee James Hipwell. The Mirror has since launched an internal investigation into it.