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In Touch Tries to Thwart David Beckham Lawsuit with New ‘Adultery’ Claims

By Michael Lewittes

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Two months ago, Gossip Cop was the first outlet to report that David Beckham was going to file a lawsuit against In Touch over a cover story in which the tabloid alleged the soccer great had slept with a $10,000-a-night hooker.

Also named in the lawsuit was Irma Nici, the prostitute who claimed she had five paid sexual encounters with Beckham in 2007, including one in which another hooker was involved.

Now In Touch – in an effort to show the court that it believes its claims are accurate – has filed papers in California, alleging Beckham has a “reputation for adultery.”

The documents, obtained by RadarOnline, claim the tabloid has a source who allegedly saw text messages from Beckham to a woman who worked in a lingerie store, and that “Beckham did have a relationship with this lingerie saleswoman.”

Another piece of evidence, according to In Touch, is that the mag says it has a source who spotted Beckham once in the lobby of L.A.’s Sunset Towers Hotel “speaking anxiously on the phone” before leaving with a “pretty young blonde woman.”

Let’s look at these claims…

Both the lingerie saleswoman and Beckham have denied any relationship, yet In Touch maintains it somehow knows better.

Additionally, the second scenario doesn’t prove anything. Even if some woman picked him up at the hotel, it doesn’t automatically mean he cheated. It could have been a friend or employee giving him a lift.

A pal close to Beckham tells RadarOnline that In Touch‘s attempt to claim the soccer star may have been unfaithful “is a smokescreen and it is not going to hold up in court… He is not backing down, he plans to go full throttle in this matter and this posturing, with no evidence and no facts, isn’t going to stall the inevitable.”

For the record: Gossip Cop has no knowledge of Beckham being unfaithful.

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