Tommy Sheridan suggested it was "strange" that the Scottish News of the World's lawyer may not have kept notes of a meeting with the paper's top bosses where they viewed a video allegedly featuring him.
The High Court in Glasgow heard that lawyer Kenneth Lang was at a meeting with the then News of the World editor Andy Coulson who came to Glasgow to see a video secretly filmed by Sheridan's former friend George McNeilage.
The court has earlier heard that it showed a man alleged to be Sheridan admitting to claims made in the newspaper about his private life.
Cross-examining Mr Lang, Sheridan asked: "The boss of News of the World flies up to Glasgow to see a video, there's some discussion, he has got his legal manager with him and you cannot find a single note of that meeting?"
Mr Lang said he may not have kept a note of what happened.
Sheridan asked: "Do you accept it's rather strange there's a high-powered meeting with the two top men from Wapping and there's no notes of the meeting?"
Mr Lang replied: "The meeting was to view the video. Then we went for lunch."
Sheridan denies lying to the courts during his successful action against the News of the World in 2006, which followed the newspaper's claims that he was an adulterer who visited swingers' clubs.
He and his wife Gail, both 46 and from Glasgow, are accused of lying under oath during the action.
They deny the charges. Mr Sheridan won £200,000 in damages after the newspaper printed the allegations about his private life.
It is alleged that he made false statements as a witness in the defamation action of July 21 2006. He also denies a charge of attempting to persuade a witness to commit perjury shortly before the 23-day trial got under way.
Gail Sheridan denies making false statements on July 31 2006, after being sworn in as a witness in the civil jury trial.
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