Fight It ‘Like Beckham’
Shortly after In Touch Weekly Magazine published an article alleging that David Beckham had engaged in a steamy affair with a $10,000-a-night prostitute, David and Victoria Beckham vowed to take swift legal action against the magazine.
They weren’t bluffing.
The soccer star and his wife have filed a million dollar lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court against Bauer Publishing Company LP (owners of In Touch) and Irma Nici, the 26-year-old former prostitute who provided the allegation’s details. And the Beckhams are not stopping there. More lawsuits are expected to follow in response to the affair-alleging magazine article, including a suit in Germany, where Bauer Publishing Company LP’s global headquarters is located.
In the related In Touch article, Nici claims to have slept with Beckham five times in 2007. She provides specific details of their alleged encounters and offers numerous descriptions of Beckham such as him being “very gentle and kind” and more of a “butt man.” She eventually even goes as far as to award him a 7.5 rating on her lover scale.
The Beckhams’ complaint accuses Bauer Publishing Company LP and Nici of libel, slander, and the intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Nici’s management has issued a lengthy response to the suit on her behalf, included is the following; “Mr. Beckham had better be prepared to drop his pants in court if he wants to pursue this matter as he has distinguishing characteristics which will prove without a doubt that Irma is telling the truth.” Classy.
Stay tuned for more.