Already suspected of hacking the phones of ‘friends’ Paul McCartney and Amanda Holden, Piers Morgan looks set to be sued by Nancy Dell’Olio
It emerged this morning BST that Nancy Dell’Olio, the wife of Britain’s former England soccer boss Sven Goran Erriksson, has spoken to Operation Weeting police officers of her “strong suspicion” that her phone was hacked by ‘friend’ Piers Morgan while he was editor of the Mirror tabloid newspaper some years ago.
Ms Dell’Olio has told UK gossip journalist Mandrake that she is considering legal action against Morgan. It seems that the hacking took place at a time when Morgan’s newspaper was ‘singularly well-informed about her movements’.
Dell’Olio, who is a lawyer by profession, thus probably knows what she’s on about. Although Morgan continues to deny that he was ever involved in phone-hacking, Dell’Olio says, “Something fishy was going on. I would, for instance, leave a message for Sven suggesting dinner – and then, when I arrived at the restaurant, I’d find a Mirror photographer waiting.”
Of course, the embarrassment facing most of the Moron’s alleged victims is that they’re supposed to be his friends. Nancy herself admits,”I know Piers socially – I was at Celia’s [Mrs Arse] book launch – so it’s all a bit awkward.” But not so awkward, it seems, that she won’t go ahead if she can nail the Romping one.
Meanwhile, attention is turning away from the self-incrimination evident throughout both of Arse Rim Pong’s narcissistic ‘books’, and towards the Grime Parson’s Facebook page. Most hacks are increasingly of the opinion that it’s much quicker and easier to simply go to the site, trawl through his ‘mates’, and then ask them if the lovely Piers ever listened in on their messages.
The major difference between Piers Morgan and his partner in crime Andy Coulson is that whereas Coulson resigned twice because of things he knew nothing about, Morgan the Pirate was fired once for something he thought he knew all about – the Iraq War – but clearly didn’t. He will soon be fired again, this time because he thought he knew how to tough it out with denials, but actually didn’t.