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Beckham's $25 Million Lawsuit Not 'In Touch'

2/14/2011 5:08 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

David Beckham's $25 million libel lawsuit against the publishers of In Touch Weekly was thrown out of court today ... but Beckham's complaint against the woman who claims she had a threesome with the soccer stud is still alive.

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Irma Nici alleged in an article last year ... she had a series of sexual encounters with Becks for money ... one of which was a threesome with another prostitute. David denied these claims.

The judge ruled today that Beckham's legal team did not prove the publisher acted with malice and therefore threw out the suit. Beckham's attorney says he'll appeal.

UPDATE: A rep for Beckham tells TMZ, "Any knowledgeable person knows this story not to be true, and we will continue to fight this in court and the decision will be appealed."

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rach    

funny how they always have a baby when he is accused of cheating.This is the forth time now and a baby always follows

1315 days ago
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Jackie    

I have reached to an extent to lose all my creditability to females. David I have no words to describe, though I'd think he could have learned something from his previous mistresses, I doubt that he is whoring around anymore. And for Posh..Girl not sure why you keep having babies than admitting you are in denial of desperation to keep same dude who has various sluts claiming having sex with him. Hopefully you think that's Classy!

1315 days ago
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If sense were common everyone would have it.    

He denied it? Oh well in that case she may as well drop the suit!

1315 days ago
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Q    

Somehow all those tattoos wont be so appealing as his soccer status continues to fade...may the whoring continue. So much for the Family image he tried to push on us here in the US.

1315 days ago
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mag    

Of course the publisher didn't act with malice, they always act with greed.

1315 days ago
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Tammy    

Does the girl have any proof? Audio? Video? Written? I think it's disgraceful to tarnish a reputation b/c someone said it happened.

1315 days ago
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LAWRENCE    

This is actually a very unfair rulling. It means that any rag publication can get a story from some broke moron for a little money. The moron can tell him that whatever Star had sex with an alien and that magazine can go ahead and print whatever is said without doing any due diligence to find out if the story is real or not. This means that any rag magazine can print total libel and slander about somebody without having to worry about and repricussions. That means a magazine can use somebody's good name and image and take any fake story, plaster it on the cover and make money from that story as long as they received the story from a source even if not a credible source. That's very unfair in my book.

1315 days ago
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Julia M.    

I don't know all the details but saying that any knowledgable person knows this story is false hurts him in some ways. If the story published is so unbellieveable then how much are you defamed by it? On the other hand if it was easily checked out and the publisher failed to do so then that factor would help Beckham.

If this suit was in the US it really is reaching the point where defamation law has to evolve more. We're not protecting political speech here or even anything close when we protect every irresponsible and erroneous publication of a person's private life - even a celebrity.

1315 days ago
9.

stu    

i had a 3sum w/ him & james franco.
shhhh don't tel!

1315 days ago
10.

glory    

I don't believe david is telling the truth
I don't even think the marriage between them was real in the first place.victoria only married david to stay relevant after the spicegirls were over.....I mean she's only going to continue to put with this for alittle. she really never did care for david anyways....

1315 days ago
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Teresea    

Hopefully he'll learn his lesson and stop cheating!

1315 days ago
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CarolynAB    

If Beckham should sue anyone he oughta sue that Italian comedienne who grabbed his crotch. I have a sense of humor, but that woman really crossed the line.
I'm still appalled that ever happened. WTH was she thinking??

1315 days ago
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TMZ@Froggy.biz    

What an idiot. He's saying the publication should be able to read minds.

1315 days ago
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Greg y    

Come on, a celeb cheating with a hooker? Why does this surprise anyone? Of course he did it! This is a totally fair ruling in my book!

1315 days ago
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askbazar    

i think D. Bacham really appreciate his work.

1315 days ago
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