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David Beckham Sexually Violated by Reporter

1/21/2010 8:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

David Beckham grabbed headlines in Milan after a woman from an Italian prank show grabbed his crotch -- carrying out a full-on sexual assault for what she thought would be a funny TV segment.



The video shows a "reporter" sneaking through a crowd and reaching down at an unsuspecting David Beckham. The woman then gropes his crotch -- in an attempt to see if he measured up to the Armani underwear ads.

Beckham was furious -- and security instantly swooped to forcibly remove the woman from the area. Still, she chased after the soccer star screaming about how she wanted to see his manhood.

The woman was not arrested and her footage eventually ran on her Italian TV show -- she thought the whole thing was a big joke.

But if the roles were reversed -- and it was a man grabbing a woman ... would the reporter have gotten away with it?

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46.

tessa    

She should have been arrested!!!!!!!!!!

1703 days ago
47.

del    

It's hard to prosecute without the cooperation of the victim. My bet is that he will not participate in having her prosecuted. He should, though. She should go to jail for sexual assault.

1703 days ago
48.

TMZBoy    

OMFG TOO FUNNY!!! HILARIOUS...he's such a gurl.

1703 days ago
49.

its me    

Look at TMZ trying to present a story with a serious tone regarding the obvious gender bias when it comes to situations like this... ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE !!!No this situation would have been considered far more serious if it had been reversed. Now is it the law that creates the imbalance between gender or is it the people who are to enforce the law who are the ones that decide? We all know its the idiots that are supposed to enforce and interpret the laws that seem to think that gender should make a difference in whether someone should face prosecution. The stunt wasn't funny and she was really creepy, especially when she was chasing him she should have been arrested( just for her eyebrows alone!)

1703 days ago
50.

Minnie    

Of course a man wouldn't have gotten away with it. Double Standards, for the lose.

I hope for the sake of equal rights, charges are pressed against this insane "reporter".

1703 days ago
51.

Janet Canada    

I am female and hope David presses charges. This behaviour is not acceptable from a male or female and there is "NOTHING" funny about it!

1702 days ago
52.

Jeff    

The only reason there is a double standard here is that David Beckham is permitting a double standard. Under the law,there is no double standard. If he complains to the authorities, she will be charged just as anyone else would be (e.g. a male groping breasts). David, get a few of what she was groping for, and press charges. Men and women everywhere will thank you for it. There are double standards only if men (and women) allow them.

1700 days ago
53.

tigress    

What does Beckham expect when he runs around in his sexy, tight underwear tempting all of those women with his nearly naked body. That is what the guys have been using as their excuse for molesting women now its our turn. He is flaunting his body. Isn't that what he is advertising.

1620 days ago
54.

BOB!!!    

Italian prosecutors handed the case to the grand jury but Beckham's case got dismissed because of "lack of evidence".
The defendants lawyer, Omeleto Mostacolli said, "You musta
acquit if you can'ta find it." ^{D

1612 days ago
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