Piers Morgan Faces UK Inquiry For His Time At News of the World


It looks like Piers Morgan past as the former job editor of one of Britain’s most troubled tabloids News of the World may be coming back to haunt the CNN star interviewer as a judge-led inquiry into the practices of UKs scandal marred press.

Morgan will be testifying via live Internet video Tuesday to the Leveson inquiry in London. The inquiry was set up as a result of the revelation that the now-defunct News of the World tabloid had for years been illegally eavesdropping on the voice mail messages of celebrities, athletes, and even crime victims.

Morgan shot to national prominence when he was selected by Rupert Murdoch to run the News of the World at age 28. Under his tenure at the tabloid, the newspaper exposed actor Hugh Grant’s liaison with Hollywood prostitute Divine Brown. Grant has already testified about the press abuse he was a victim of to the inquiry.

Since January 2011,Morgan has been hosting Piers Morgan Tonight on CNN in the networks time slot previously occupied by Larry King Live.

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