The footballer submits a statement that details his whereabouts
David Beckham has submitted a five-page statement to a court in California in his legal action against the publishers of In Touch magazine.
Bosnia-born prostitue irma Nici alleged in an interview published in the periodical that David paid $10,000 for sex with her and another prostitute at a NYC hotel on 16 August 2007 at 10pm.
In September last year, David filed a lawsuit against Bauer Publishing
Company LP and its affiliates for libel, slander and intentional infliction of emotional distress followingthe ‘completely untrue and totally ridiculous‘ allegations.
David has stated that he was haivng a deep-tissue massage in a different hotel at the time of the alleged incident.
‘A massage therapist came to my hotel room within a few hours after I checked in to give me a massage,’ he explains.
‘The therapist did not leave my hotel room until the very early morning.
My security team was with me before, during and after the massage.’
Miss Nici also alleges that David slept with her at London’s Claridge’s Hotel when he was in the UK a month later, but the former England captain’s security team’s records show he was, in fact, visiting his his father Ted in hospital.
‘I did not stay or otherwise set foot inside Claridge’s during this trip,’ David explains.
The dad-to be has said that Miss Nici‘s stories have caused him ‘severe emotional distress…humiliation, embarrassment, anger and worry.’
The next court hearing is due on 7 February.