Beckham Spokesperson Responds to Prostitute Irma Nici's Allegations
The source of the scandal is a cover story from In Touch magazine in which Irma Nici, 26, describes her relationship with Beckham. The magazine describes her as a "high-class call girl," perhaps one of the most hilarious oxymorons to ever make its way into print. Nici claimed she spent five nights with Beckham in 2007 and that during one of them, at a New York City hotel, he forked over all that cash.
On Wednesday afternoon, a Beckham spokesperson entered the fray with guns blazing.
"The allegations that have been made are 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. We are taking legal action against the magazine," Beckham's mouthpiece said in a statement.
According to The Telegraph, "Sources close to the footballer said there were clear factual inaccuracies in Miss Nici's story." The paper cited her claim that she visited Beckham at the Le Parker Meridien hotel, while Beckham and his Galaxy teammates were staying at the Waldorf Astoria.
That alone doesn't invalidate her story, of course. Beckham probably knows how to take a taxi. But if he was there with the Galaxy (they played the New York Red Bulls on Aug. 18), he was less likely to have the freedom to get away and spend the night with a prostitute.
Beckham is expected to play Friday night when the Galaxy host New York.