The former model and ex-wife of Sir Paul McCartney denied playing voicemails to Piers Morgan or anyone else in her testimony to the Inquiry, despite what the former Mirror editor had suggested in his evidence and in an article for the Daily Mail. The now-chat show host Morgan previously told the inquiry he listened to a voicemail message left to Heather Mills by Sir Paul, but refused to say when or where he heard it because he wanted to protect a "source".
"I couldn't quite believe that he would even try to insinuate, a man that has written nothing but awful things about me for years, would relish in telling the court if I had played a voicemail message to him," she said.
After being left around 25 messages from Sir Paul asking for forgiveness following an argument, Mills said she was called by a former Trinity Mirror employee – not a Daily Mirror journalist, nor anybody working under Morgan – saying they had heard the message.
"I said, 'there's no way that you could know that unless you have been listening to my messages'," she told the inquiry.
She said she threatened to take legal action if the story was published, and it was not at the time.