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Beckham wages legal war against threesome claims

entertainment Updated: Sep 23, 2010 20:07 IST

David Beckham has slammed a hooker's claim that the footie ace had a threesome with her and another vice girl, saying that it was all a ridiculous smear.

In fact, the former England captain has hired some of the world's top lawyers to fight the allegations, which are spreading like wild fire among media circles.

Beckham has branded them "wholly unfounded" and "a series of malicious lies".

"This is an absolute stitch-up job. David has been set up and we believe it may be a malicious attempt to discredit him,” the Sun quoted a friend as saying.

Becks launched the legal battle after brunette prostitute Irma Nici, 26, claimed he paid her 3,200 pounds in cash to have unprotected sex at New York's Le Parker Meridien hotel in August 2007.

Bosnian-born Irma said they were later joined by another hooker.

She claimed dad-of-three Becks, 35, paid 1,500 pounds to watch a lesbian romp before having sex with the second girl, described as a "curvy brunette".

After the other hooker left, Irma said, the LA Galaxy player gave her another 3,200 pounds to stay the night.

She claimed she met Beckham again a month later at Claridge's Hotel in London.

She said he again paid her 3,200 pounds for sex but was "sad" at the time because his father had suffered a heart attack.

Irma's story was splashed across America's In Touch Weekly lifestyle magazine.

And Becks has instructed his legal team to wage war on the magazine to clear his name.

Beckham"If this magazine and this woman think they can get away with smearing David, then they've got another thing coming," said Beckham’s friend.

“They have created a complete falsehood using a handful of facts in an attempt to give the claims a semblance of truth.

“He was in New York at the time this woman suggests but any Tom, Dick or Harry could find that out on the Internet.

“He wasn't even staying at the hotel she has suggested. He was at the Waldorf Astoria.

“David and Victoria are very calm about this nonsense. They cannot believe a magazine like In Touch would print such a pack of lies. They will be fighting it tooth and nail,” added the pal.

Top US trial lawyer Bert Deixler - honoured for a string of landmark Supreme Court victories - has been hired to tackle the magazine.

Gerrard Tyrrell, senior partner at London media lawyers Harbottle and Lewis, will try to protect Beckham's UK interests.

And a team of German legal eagles are being instructed to take on Bauer for allowing the claims to be published "without proof".