It has been alleged that hackers tried to blackmail the former footballer David Beckham for £1m to avoid releasing an embarrassing emails, which were recently leaked.
The former footballer David Beckham was allegedly blackmailed by hackers for £1m who threatened to release embarrassing emails of his.
What Did the Emails Say
The leaked emails allegedly stated Beckham saying: “It’s a disgrace to be honest and if I was American I would have got something like this 10 years ago.”
It also claimed that Beckham branded the Honours Committee “unappreciative c***s” after missing out on a knighthood in 2013 and dsmissed lesser awards, by saying: “Unless it’s a knighthood, f*** off.” The emails also alleged that Beckham got angry and refused to donate money at a charity dinner.
Beckham’s spokesperson completely denied the emails, claiming they were “doctored” or taken out of context. He said: “This story is based on outdated material taken out of context from hacked and doctored private emails from a third party server and gives a deliberately inaccurate picture.
“David Beckham and UNICEF have had a powerful partnership in support of children for over 15 years. The David Beckham 7 Fund specifically has raised millions of pounds and helped millions of vulnerable children around the world. David Beckham has given significant time and energy and has made personal financial donations to the 7 Fund and this commitment will continue long term.
“Before establishing the 7 Fund, David had supported UNICEF and a number of other charities over many years, including donating his entire earnings from PSG during his time playing there.
“David and UNICEF are rightly proud of what they have and will continue to achieve together and are happy to let the facts speak for themselves.”
The Blackmailing Incident
According to Telegraph, a source told them “they approached by email and attempted to meet via another third party.”
“The investigation has been going on behind the scenes for some time and involved several prominent companies.”
The blackmailer, under the alias, Artem Lovuzov, reportedly told Doyen Sports chief executive Neilo Lucas: “A generous donation, and you can be sure that all the information I possess will be destroyed.”
When no one responded to the blackmailer, he said: “I’m giving you until 16.00 on Tuesday to contact my lawyer with a view to a proper resolution to this impasse.”