Beckham takes legal action over magazine 'lies'
David Beckham is taking legal action against a US magazine that published allegations about his private life.
In a statement, his representatives said the claims were "completely untrue and totally ridiculous, as the magazine was clearly told before publication".
"Sadly we live in a world where a magazine can print lies and believe they can get away with it."
The statement follows a story in the US weekly In Touch relating to an alleged liaison in New York in August 2007.
Last year, Beckham accepted libel damages from the Daily Star newspaper after it claimed he had made advances towards a model.
The former Manchester United star has been married to former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham since 1999.