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Vice to see you...

David Beckham's lawyers yesterday finally caught up with the vice girl at the centre of the InTouch magazine storm. Irma Nici claimed that she had enjoyed steamy nights in swanky hotels with the star. Having cornered the chatty lady of the night, she was served with a £16 million lawsuit, which accuses her of 'libel, slander and intentional infliction of emotional distress.'

An eagle-eyed bystander told The Sun, 'She looked totally unfussed as she looked through the writ for the first time. She just smiled and didn't look bothered. It is yet another outrageous show from her.'

Beckham's writ accuses Irma Nici and InTouch magazine of making statements which, '...falsely accuse Beckham of criminal and adulterous activity. The defamatory statements expose him to hatred, contempt, ridicule and obloquy because they inaccurately portray Beckham as an unfaithful husband who put his wife's health at risk by engaging in sexual acts with prostitutes.'

The legal papers also include a letter written by Beckham's lawyer to InTouch magazine, sent two days before the magazine was published, 'Let me make this clear. The story you propose to run about Mr Beckham and a prostitute is a lie. The allegations are unequivocally denied and if published will lead to a round of international libel litigation which will end in an enormous damages award against In Touch magazine, its publisher and the author of the libel. I urge you in the strongest possible terms not to bring these lawsuits upon yourself.'

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