Hugh Grant gave more than two-and-a-half hours of testimony to the Parliament committee leading the inquiry into British phone-hacking on Monday.
Grant told the committee that he believes his voicemail was hacked by the Mail on Sunday in 2007, resulting in a story that claimed his relationship Jemima Khan was "on the rocks" because of the actor's "persistent late night flirtatious phone calls with a plummy-voiced studio executive at Warner Bros."
"It was a bizarre story, completely untrue," Grant said, explaining that he used to receive voicemails from a "middle-aged, married" studio assistant "whose voice could only be described as plummy."
"I cannot for the life of me think of any source for this story other than those voice messages on my mobile phone," he said.
Later during his testimony, Grant inferred that the Daily Mail obtained information about the birth of his daughter from the hospital where she was born by paying for medical records. "It must have been someone with access to the computer where you register," he said. "I suspect it was someone at the hospital being on a retainer from either a tabloid newspaper or picture agency ... I'm quite sure, or my opinion is, that was the source."
The Mail on Sunday and Daily Mail promptly released statements denying Grant's allegations:Read More »from Hugh Grant gives two-and-a-half hours of testimony in British phone-hacking case