McCartney spoke with Quaid last Friday via telephone from British Columbia. The actor alleged that the only way New York Post reporter Michael Riedel could have written a certain February 2008 article about the troubled Seattle stage production of Lone Sar Love was by eavesdropping on a cell phone conversation between Quaid and his attorney. To McCartney’s credit, he contacted the Post for comment:
The paper rejected the allegation in a statement released to the AP late Friday. “Michael Riedel categorically denies this claim,” the paper said in a statement, stating that Quaid has provided no proof he was hacked.