Hugh Grant: I was hacked by non-Murdoch tabloid

By the Associated Press | November 21, 2011 | 9:30 AM EST

British actor Hugh Grant arrives to give evidence at the the Leveson inquiry in London, Monday, Nov. 21, 2011. The Leveson inquiry is Britain's media ethics probe that was set up in the wake of the scandal over phone hacking at Rupert Murdoch's News of the World, which was shut in July after it became clear that the tabloid had systematically broken the law. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

LONDON (AP) — Actor Hugh Grant says he believes his phone was hacked by British tabloid the Mail on Sunday — the first time he has implicated a newspaper not owned by Rupert Murdoch in the wrongdoing.

Grant told an inquiry into media ethics that a 2007 story about his romantic life could only have been obtained through eavesdropping on his voice mails.

Grant said he could not think of any other way the newspaper could have obtained the story about his conversations with a "plummy voiced" woman.

Grant is giving evidence Monday at Judge Brian Leveson's inquiry.