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12/22/2011 02:55 pm ET

Heather Mills Responds To Piers Morgan's Phone Hacking Testimony

Sir Paul McCartney's former wife Heather Mills, responded to Piers Morgan's testimony about phone hacking at Tuesday's Leveson Inquiry on press ethics.

During his testimony, Morgan was asked to explain how he once listened to a voicemail McCartney left for Mills towards the end of their marriage. Morgan did not discuss the circumstances under which he listened to the message as it would compromise a source. Lord Leveson said he might ask Lady Mills to testify at the inquiry so they may learn if she gave Morgan permission to listen to her voicemail.

Mills responded to Morgan's testimony by posting a statement on her official website. She wrote that she believed Morgan was "using her as a scapegoat," and that she has "never ever played Piers Morgan a tape of any kind, never mind a voice message from [her] ex husband." Mills also said that she would be more than happy to answer questions from the Leveson Inquiry.

Mill's statement comes on the heels of a former Daily Mirror reporter contradicting parts of Morgan's Tuesday testimony. James Hipwell worked at the paper during Morgan's editorship and said that it was "very unlikely" Morgan did not know about phone hacking.

Morgan said on Tuesday that no one at the Daily Mirror has ever been accused of phone hacking.

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