Earlier this year, In Touch Weekly magazine published a story that alleged that David Beckham was cheating on his wife Victoria Beckham with a prostitute named Irma Nici. Today we learn that Becks has filed legal paperwork that vehemently denies on his behalf that any such affair ever took place. Not only does Becks deny that he ever met Ms. Nici but he contends that her claims that they enjoyed a sexual affair has caused much emotional distress to the entire Beckham family.
David Beckham has emphatically denied cheating on his wife with a prostitute in 2007, according to new legal documents signed by the footballer. The LA Galaxy star has filed a declaration to a Los Angeles court in his $25 million battle against Imra Nici and the publishers of American magazine In Touch. The tabloid reported claims he cheated on Victoria Beckham with the $10,000-a-night Bosnian-born prostitute and engaged in a threesome. The 35-year-old, who has been married for 11 years, accuses Nici of fabricating the entire story, branding her claims ‘unequivocally false.’ In the documents, Beckham states he ‘never met Nici, let alone committed adultery with Nici or paid her for sex.’ ‘Irma Nici’s statements have caused me and my family great anguish and emotional distress, and have adversely affected both my personal and professional life,’ Beckham writes. Nici, 26, claimed she was paid $10,000 cash after sleeping with him on five occasions, including liaisons at the Manhattan’s Le Parker Meridian Hotel and London’s Claridges Hotel in London in 2007. She is understood to be counter-suing the footballer for ‘emotional and physical injuries.’ She is said to be claiming for the injuries received when a process server arrived at her New York hotel to deliver Beckham’s lawsuit in October. Beckham’s lawyer Bert H. Deixler wrote to the German-owned magazine before they published the story, saying: ‘Let me make it clear. The story you propose to run about Mr Beckham and a prostitute is a lie. The allegations are unequivocally denied. Publishing them would lead to legal action and end in an enormous damages award against you.’ But the magazine ignored his pleas and carried on to print the claims under the front page headline that read, Beckham Caught Cheating: The Ultimate Betrayal.
I’m actually quite surprised that this messy story is still going on. Usually these sorts of things fade away after a few weeks but Becks’s legal action this week appears to be dredging up the whole ugly matter one more time. Truth be told, I commend him continuing to pursue his legal options in this matter. It’s clear that he will not settle for anything less than a full retraction of the story. Without question, David Beckham’s family is the most important thing in his life … it looks like he is happy to fight tooth and nail to defend his family against anyone who threatens it. As ugly as this matter continues to be, it looks like there will be no stopping David Beckham’s quest to clear his name.