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    Default Defamation in a global age: David Beckham and prostitution claim

    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
    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.
    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 ?

    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..

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    What is it with footballers and ugly hookers?

    First there was that teenaged freak Frank Ribery flew over to Munich, then there was 'Juicy Jenny'. Now this? Having said that I don't believe the claims by this particular gold digger in search of 15 minutes of fame have any substance, but no doubt they will cause Beckham and his wife some distress nonetheless.

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    Now what the hell can they do that's worth $10,000 I know I'm gay but I just can't imagine what you'd have to do to be worth that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackryan View Post
    Now what the hell can they do that's worth $10,000 I know I'm gay but I just can't imagine what you'd have to do to be worth that?
    I always thought one of the reasons famous men went with hookers was discretion - the idea that if you were paying a woman for her services, she wouldn't go and blab to the press. Beckham could have any woman he wanted (as could Rooney or Ribery, even though they're ugly) so why bother with a dodgy hooker if she's going to kiss and tell anyway? Might as well get it for free.

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    From Popbitch
    "A source close to Beckham last night
    said he believes it may be part of a smear
    campaign to harm England’s chances
    of holding the World Cup in 2018."
    Funny.

    And our favourite crazy conspiracy
    theory so far? The whole story was
    planted by the Beckhams to take
    everyone's attention away from their
    gag-inducing perfume advert.
    Come on, even PR geniuses like
    Thick 'n Thin aren't THAT good...
    are they?
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    their
    gag-inducing perfume advert.
    In fairness, it is really really bad.

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    If it is Beckham's denial that has allowed the story go public... Is that wise ?
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    What is it about footballers and sex?

    Peter Crouch (hardly a handsome, dashing figure of a man), was asked: "Peter, what would you be if you wern't a footballer?"

    "A virgin", he replied, without hesitation.

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    If it is Beckham's denial that has allowed the story go public... Is that wise
    What do you mean? WEren't the allegations published in a US magazine (albeit a fairly disreputable one)? How could he not deny the story once it had already been made public?

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    What is it about footballers and sex?
    They are an instant ticket to 15 minutes of fame and fortune for any ambitious, halfway decent-looking chick in a miniskirt hanging around a nightclub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by owedtojoy View Post
    What is it about footballers and sex?

    Peter Crouch (hardly a handsome, dashing figure of a man), was asked: "Peter, what would you be if you wern't a footballer?"

    "A virgin", he replied, without hesitation.
    LOL. He may be no oil-painting, but at least he has a sense of humour .

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