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Coulson denies hearing hacked Daniel Craig message

Updated at: 04/22/2014 1:26 PM
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(AP) LONDON - LONDON (AP) — Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has denied a claim that he listened to a hacked voicemail left by actress Sienna Miller for James Bond star Daniel Craig.

Ex-reporter Daniel Evans, who has pleaded guilty to phone hacking, testified earlier this year that he played Coulson the message in 2005.

Prosecutors have suggested hacking was the source of a story about an affair between Miller and Craig. Defense lawyers say the information could instead have come from a relative of Miller's then-boyfriend, Jude Law.

Coulson said Tuesday the meeting Evans described had not taken place. He added he was "absolutely not" aware of phone hacking by private investigator Glenn Mulcaire.

Coulson and six others are on trial over wrongdoing at the now-shuttered Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid. All deny wrongdoing.

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