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Hugh Grant Sting? Actor Secretly Records Tabloid Reporter Who Eavesdropped for Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World (VIDEO)

Hugh Grant is trending after he turned the tables on an eavesdropping tabloid. Grant, a victim of voice-mail hacking by Rupert Murdoch’s

News of the World

, secretly taped journalist Paul McMullan coming clean about the electronic snooping and then sent the recording to the

New Statesman


According to the transcript, McMullan admits tabloid reporters have listened in on stars, prominent politicians, even Prince Charles.


News of the World

has printed a public apology, but the paper is facing a number of civil claims from celebrity victims, including actress Sienna Miller.