[MLS] David Beckham
, who makes his reluctant return to the Los Angeles Galaxy in July, was paid "substantial undisclosed damages" by The Daily Star
because it falsely claimed that he "made a play" for Hungarian model Mariann Fogarasy.
April, the UK tabloid headlined a front-page story with "Becks & The Blonde Beauty" and "Topless model claims she was chatted up by footie star." The Daily Star retracted the allegations and promised
not to repeat them.
The Daily Star reported that Beckham met Fogarasy after an AC Milan game in Hungary and claimed he e-mailed her with "private party invites." The allegations were
completely untrue and Beckham "did not behave in the manner described," said Beckham's lawyer Gerrard Tyrrell
The Daily Star
Apologized to Beckham.