Beckham to sue magazine over claims in Germany

A spokesman says David Beckham will file a suit in Germany against the US magazine that published allegations about the former England captain`s private life.

Last Updated: Sep 24, 2010, 09:46 AM IST

Los Angeles: A spokesman says David Beckham will file a suit in Germany against the US magazine that published allegations about the former England captain`s private life.

Los Angeles publicist Jeff Raymond said the midfielder will sue In Touch magazine in several jurisdictions beginning today but declined to provide more details. In Touch`s publisher, Bauer Media, is based in Hamburg.
Beckham`s management company, 19 Entertainment, said in a statement that the allegations in the weekly In Touch 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," the statement said.
Beckham has been married to former Spice Girl singer Victoria Beckham for 11 years. The couple has three sons.

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder plays for the Los Angeles Galaxy of the MLS.

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