Piers Morgan to testify in UK court

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CNN’s Piers Morgan is due to testify in court about the UK phone-hacking scandal during his time as a tabloid editor.

On Tuesday, Morgan will be faced to relive allegations that he oversaw and/or partook in phone hacking, all of which he denies, Reuters reported.

His testimony will defend his time as editor for a pair of UK dailies, News Corp.’s News of the World and the Daily Mirror.

British blogger Guido Fawkes first accused Morgan back in July of condoning the hacking while editing at the Daily Mirror, put failed to put forth sustainable evidence.

Actors Hugh Grant and Sienna Miller, author J.K. Rowling and singer Charlotte Church are among those who have submitted evidence of Morgan’s alleged press abuse, the Associated Press reported.

Heather Mills, Paul McCartney’s ex-wife, accused Morgan of listening to a message she left McCartney, but Morgan denied the claims and publicly criticized Mills.

Morgan’s editorship ended in 2004 after running a fake photograph of a British soldier urinating on an Iraqi detainee, but his career was revamped when he became a judge on America’s Got Talent.

Since then, his career seems to have gotten better with his show, Piers Morgan Tonight, which replaced Larry King’s old spot on CNN. His ratings have gone up 9 percent on last year’s figures, something which CNN spokeswoman Barbara Levin said the network is “extremely pleased” with.

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