Did David Beckham cheat on Victoria?

Sep 22, 2010 at 3:02 p.m. ET

Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore’s marriage isn’t the only one being rocked by an alleged cheating scandal as Victoria and David Beckham are now fighting new cheating rumors. Supposedly, David Beckham cheated on his wife, Victoria Beckham, with a $10,000 a night former hooker named Irma Nici.

Victoria and David Beckham

This week's In Touch magazine cover screams "The Ultimate Betrayal." According to the consistently scandalous but ill-informed publication, David Beckham cheated on his wife, Posh Spice, aka Victoria Beckham, with a $10,000 a night "former" hooker named Irma Nici who "claims she's slept with the world's most famous soccer star five times" in an article that "spills every dirty detail of their affair."

Nici insists she and Beckham were set up by a mutual friend in 2007 and had a tryst at a New York City hotel after agreeing upon a fee in exchange for sex. Nici claims she and Becks enjoyed an hour of foreplay and 15 minutes of "nothing freaky" sex which she rated a 7.5 out of 10.

She also blabbed that Beckham welcomed the idea of a threesome, says the two met up once more in London and tried to hook up another time, but distance kept them apart.

Nici coos the experience "was a high. All of these women dream of being with him, and I got to hook up with him. It was very exciting. He was very gentle and kind. He knew what he was doing."

In a bit of TMI, she also said, "He said he was more of a butt man than a breast man."

No sooner had the news hit the interwebs than denials were issued. One source close to Beckham called the story "bulls**t" and points to the fact that Beckham was in a London hospital at the time of the alleged affair.

A rep for Beckham also issued a statement, saying, "The allegations that have been made are 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. We are taking legal action against the magazine."

Possible, but this isn't the first time Beckham's been accused of cheating. In 2005, the Beckham's nanny called him a philanderer, in September 2007 rumors resurfaced, and in Glamour's March 2010 issue, Victoria addressed concerns about his fidelity by saying, "It's not healthy to be jealous. I don't blame people for looking at him and finding him attractive. I mean, I do."

That's vague and oblique.

While we have a really hard time believing Becks pulled a Hugh Grant and paid for sex when there are so many willing volunteers who'd do him for free, the idea that a professional athlete would cheat on his spouse is hardly groundbreaking. It's practically in their DNA, right next to the gene for athletic prowess.