David Beckham Sues Tabloid for Accusing Him of Hiring Hookers

Celebrity News Dec. 30, 2010 AT 10:34AM
David Beckham Sues Tabloid for Accusing Him of Hiring Hookers Credit: AUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images

David Beckham wasn't kidding around when he told UsMagazine.com he planned to take In Touch magazine to the cleaners for dirtying his name.

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The 35-year-old L.A. Galaxy soccer player is suing Irma Nici and the tabloid's publishers for a hefty $25 million, TMZ reports.

Though In Touch claimed David cheated on wife Victoria Beckham with a $10,000-a-night hooker, the dad of three says that he has "never met Nici, let alone committed adultery with Nici or paid her for sex."

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"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," David wrote in the declaration.

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When In Touch published the story in early October -- which accused the athlete of having a threesome and unprotected sex -- David's rep told Us that the rumors were "completely untrue and totally ridiculous, as the magazine was clearly told before publication. Sadly we live in a world where a magazine can print lies and believe they can get away with it."

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