An American magazine has alleged that David Beckham slept with a lady for a fee - and Beckham refutes this and is suing. Now defamation laws are very different in the US, where smears are common... I don't get how this case is being widely reported in the UK.
David Beckham takes legal action over claims he slept with prostitute - Telegraph
The only reason I figure it is, is that the Internet has changed the game, and if publication has happened in one country... the allegations can be repeated globally ?Beckham is suing a US magazine, In Touch, which published the claims by Irma Nici, 26.
Miss Nici, who bills herself on her website as "the world's most sought-after call girl" and charged up to $10,000 per night for her services, alleges that she slept with Beckham in a New York hotel room in August 2007, shortly after he joined the LA Galaxy team, and at Claridge's hotel in London a month later.
What is certain is that if this type of thing was to have happened in the UK, Beckham would likely have been granted an interlocutory injunction preventing publication until a court decided the issue..