BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF. - Paul McCartney is planning to speak with police in Britain when he returns there because of allegations he has been a victim of the phone-hacking scandal.
“I’ll tell you where it’s up to is, when I go back after this tour, I’m going to talk to the police because apparently I have been hacked,” the ex-Beatle said, via satellite from Cincinnati, at the Television Critics Association tour on Thursday.
“I don’t actually know much about it, but they won’t tell anyone except the person themselves.”
That obviously refers to McCartney’s ex-wife Heather Mills, who has alleged her phone was hacked so reporters could listen to messages left by McCartney when their marriage was breaking up.
“So I will be talking to them (police) about that,” McCartney continued.
“I don’t think it’s great. I do think it is a horrendous violation of privacy. And I do think it has been going on a long time and I do think more people than we know knew about it.
“But I think I should just listen and hear what the facts are before I comment.”
McCartney was appearing at the TCA tour to discuss his documentary film The Love We Make (Showtime in the United States, Canadian broadcaster to be determined). The doc details McCartney’s time in New York City in the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
McCartney was asked what goes through his mind now when he thinks about New York. The city was the scene of some of his greatest triumphs with the Beatles such as The Ed Sullivan Show and Shea Stadium, but also some horrible tragedies, such as when he was stuck in an airplane on the tarmac as 9/11 was occurring, and the assassination of ex-Beatle John Lennon in 1980.
In McCartney’s answer, he didn’t mention Lennon by name, or his murder - maybe it’s still too raw. But it was clear that McCartney still deeply misses his first wife Linda.
“When you talk to me about New York now, it’s the people - because I married a New York girl, Linda, and I’m about to marry another one (Nancy Shevell),” McCartney said.
“So I think I would think first of all of Linda, and her family, and our family and our connections with New York, and then my upcoming connections, and then I think after that of all the ones you’ve mentioned.
“So I have a lot of connections. I love New York.”Last Updated: 08/04/11 18:25