Judge Tosses Beckham Libel Suit
A federal judge in L.A. tossed out David Beckham’s libel suit against In Touch magazine yesterday. Beckham had sued the gossip mag for reporting that he cheated on his wife, Victoria Beckham, with a prostitute — more after the jump.
Judge Manuel Real ruled that because Beckham is a public figure and that In Touch hadn’t acted with malice, the onus was on him to disprove the article’s claims. In Touch says it did everything it could to corroborate the story and stands by its reporting. Beckham plans to appeal.
Source: Associated Press