Beckham scores a win
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.