A PR source asked the paper to “deliberately backdate”, claiming the request was effectively from Law, who had had a fling with a nanny, the hacking trial heard.
The disclosure came as former editor Andy Coulson’s lawyer Timothy Langdale QC cross-examined self-confessed NotW hacker Dan Evans on the fifth day of his evidence.
Mr Evans also hacked into supermodel Kate Moss’s phone and listened to an apparent profession of love from Craig, the trial heard. He admitted intercepting a message from Craig while working at the Sunday Mirror telling Moss: “I love you, I love you, I love you.”
However, he denied that message could have been mixed up in his mind with the Miller affair, saying that they were “two completely separate events”.
Evans claims his former editor knew about his hacking activities and that part of the Miller story was produced from a hacked message to Craig from Law confronting him about the affair.
Transcripts from interviews read to the court exposed information from the sources described as One and Two.
Source One, a driver, told the NotW that he first saw Miller with Craig at the London restaurant The Ivy, and Miller was “panicking” the press would make something out of it.
The second time, Source One says they were at a flat in Notting Hill. Craig left and drove off while Miller hid behind the door, the Old Bailey was told. The source felt obliged to tell Law about it, said Mr Langdale.
Source Two, who worked in public relations, told the NotW that Miller was just “keeping Jude dangling” while “going on to her next victim”.
The source claimed that Miller was “clingy” and a bit of a “stalker”, and would call both Law and Craig several times an hour.
The source said: “They [Miller and Craig] are constantly on the phone with each other. She is always texting and ringing.”
The source told the NotW journalist that Miller had moved out and “fled the country”, adding: “She’s not a nice girl, she’s not a goody two shoes.”
The source, allegedly speaking for Law, goes on to suggest: “If you could deliberately backdate so she cheated first, that’s the thing he wants the most.”
Mr Langdale put it to Mr Evans the information came from these sources, but Mr Evans insisted part of the story came from a “threatening” voicemail he had intercepted on Craig’s phone from Law.
The witness claimed a quote from Law saying, “worry about your own girlfriend, pal” was paraphrased from the voicemail: “Hey mate, hope Saskie [Craig’s then girlfriend Satsuki Mitchell] does not find out.”
Last Monday, Law told the Old Bailey trial he confronted his long-time friend over the phone from Baltimore, but not in a message.
Questioned about the discrepancy, Mr Evans said: “I would say Mr Law is mistaken. Is it beyond the realms of possibility he left a voicemail and Daniel Craig rang him back? He did. I heard it, hence why you have got that quote in the story.”
Meanwhile, Miller told the hacking trial she left a message for her close friend Craig, ending: “I love you.”
Miller was asked about the message allegedly intercepted from her to Craig by the News of the World.
It said: “Hi. It’s me. Can’t speak. I’m at the Groucho with Jude. I love you.”
Speaking in clear, confident voice, Miller told the court that the voicemail was not an “important declaration of love”.
“The thing that’s been slightly misconstrued about this voicemail message is the fact that I said ‘I love you’ and that this was some incredibly important declaration of love. I’ve always ended my phone calls to Daniel saying: ‘I love you.’ ”
Miller was speaking via videolink from New Orleans in the US to a packed Court 12 at the Old Bailey. Miller denied the message meant she was in a relationship with Craig but she did tell the court they had a “brief encounter”.
The story emerged “at a time when we had been briefly involved”, she said.
The Layer Cake star said she had pleaded with a News of the World journalist to ease off her then- boyfriend Law when they met at a pre-Baftas party, asking him to “give Jude a break”.