Footballer David Beckham suing for libel, slander and intentional infliction of emotional distress
David Beckham has filed a lawsuit against a magazine company following ‘completely untrue and totally ridiculous‘ allegations about his private life.
The 21-page writ was lodged at Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday.
David, 35, is suing Bauer Publishing Company LP and its affiliates for libel, slander and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
The suit also names prostitute Irma Nici, 26, who claimed in US magazine In Touch that she had an affair with Becks in 2007.
David – who has been married to wife Victoria, 36, for 11 years – has strongly denied her allegations.
‘[The allegations] that have been made are completely untrue and totally ridiculous, as the magazine was clearly told before publication,’ his rep tells Now.
‘Sadly we live in a world where a magazine can print lies and believe they can get away with it.’
David‘s rep Jeff Raymond has confirmed that lawsuits are also being filed in other locations, including Germany, where Bauer‘s parent company is based.
He is seeking £16million in damages.
SEE PICTURES Pregnant Victoria Beckham and husband David leave New York hotel>>
SEE PICTURES Victoria Beckham unveils her new collection at New York Fashion Week>>