Beck­ham scores a win

Townsville Bulletin - - The Goss -

SOC­CER su­per­star David Beck­ham has lodged an ap­peal to over­turn a judge’s de­ci­sion to dis­miss a li­bel law­suit against mag­a­zine ed­i­tors who pub­lished al­le­ga­tions he cheated on his wife Vic­to­ria with a hooker.

In Fe­bru­ary, Beck­ham was dealt a blow when his $ 25.43 mil­lion suit over an In Touch ar­ti­cle de­tail­ing pros­ti­tute Irma Nici’s claims she bed­ded the star in 2007 was thrown out by US District Judge Manuel Real.

It was ruled that Beck­ham’s legal team had failed to pro­duce ev­i­dence ed­i­tors pub­lished the story with ma­li­cious in­tent.

But the sports­man’s lawyers filed ap­peal pa­pers at the United States District Court in Cal­i­for­nia.

The pub­li­ca­tion r eports Beck­ham’s lawyers will high­light the al­leged crim­i­nal past of Nici in a bid to demon­strate how the mag­a­zine be­haved with mal­ice.

He will also re­port­edly in­sist he was not given suf­fi­cient time to prove the claims were false be­fore the ar­ti­cle went to press.


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