Paul McCartney's ex-wife Heather Mills said on Thursday that an infamous voicemail of hers was obtained illegally by Piers Morgan, now a talk show host on CNN.
Before winning Celebrity Apprentice as a non-celebrity and moving on to the job with CNN, Morgan spent years as a tabloid newspaper editor in Great Britain.
Mills' infamous voicemail of McCartney begging her for forgiveness was obtained illegally, she says. Morgan has boasted in the past of hearing the recording.
Morgan has consistently denied he authorized the use of hacking in his tabloid days, but has not offered an explanation for how he came to hear the message.
The voicemail was left on Heather Mills' mobile phone.
The accusation has dragged Morgan back into the phone hacking scandal that damaged Rupert Murdoch's media empire and shut down The News of the World.
Giving evidence to an inquiry into British media ethics, Mills said she had left a house she shared with McCartney in early 2001 after they had had a fight.
She says she then turned her phone off, and the next morning, she had received 25 messages on her phone, all of which appeared to have been listened to.