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'Posh and Becks on Rocks'? No more!

David Beckham and his wife, Victoria, have settled their defamation case against British tabloid News of the World that claimed the couple's marriage was a sham.

india Updated: Mar 10, 2006 18:53 IST

David Beckham and his wife, Victoria, have settled their defamation case against British tabloid News of the World that claimed the couple's marriage was a sham.

The superstar duo have reached an out of court settlement, and received undisclosed damages from newspaper over an article that carried the headline: "Posh and Becks on the Rocks."

"The defamation proceedings brought by David and Victoria Beckham against the News of the World have been resolved on a confidential basis," E!Online quoted the couple's spokeswoman Jo Milloy, as saying in a statement.

Lawyers of the couple took the tabloid to task in October last year for alleging their clients' marriage was a "cynical and hypocritical" lie and that they were pretending to be happily married for the purpose of financial gain.

The article further claimed that the couple engaged in a series of knock-down fights, and also alleged that while Victoria publicly presented herself as a loyal wife, in private she was reportedly insulting and disloyal to her heartthrob husband.

But, while the Beckhams vehemently denied the allegations, News of the World publisher Richard Spearman stood by the claims - that the story was true.

First Published: Mar 10, 2006 18:53 IST