Soccer star David Beckham is in the spotlight with a fresh set of allegations from the publishers of a magazine that he had sex with a hooker.
Several U.S. websites say In Touch Weekly's German publishing company Bauer used the privilege of court to make the allegations that included supposed late-night trysts with an unnamed a Los Angeles-based lingerie saleswoman, reports the Daily Mail.
The legal documents were filed in the U.S. in response to a writ issued by the former England captain, who is suing the magazine for 16million pounds for saying he slept with 26-year-old Bosnian Imra Nici. source close to the player said Beckham was unmoved by the allegations.
"This is a smokescreen and it is not going to hold up in court. He is not backing down - he plans to go full throttle in this matter," said the source.
"This posturing, with no evidence and no facts, isn't going to stall the inevitable," the source added.