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David Beckham Sexually Assaulted by Milan Reporter


David Beckham was doing an interview outside a Milan hotel when a TV reporter grabbed his groin and gave it a squeeze, the Telegraph reports:

Beckham "The stunt was a 'test' to see whether the football star measured up to his photo in Armani billboards, in which he shows off his impressive physique in a pair of tight-fitting underpants. He has since been replaced in the Armani campaign by Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo. Beckham looked shocked and immediately backed away after being touched by the blonde-haired TV reporter, a star of the satirical show Le Iene (The Hyenas). As security guards closed ranks around the 34-year-old midfielder, Miss Di Cioccio was chased down the street yelling 'E piccolo, Beckham' ('Beckham is small'), while being filmed by the show’s cameraman. Beckham climbed into a black car but she ran around to the driver’s seat in which he was sitting, shouting: 'You’ve taken us for a ride! How could you? David!'"

Don't people in Italy get arrested for assault for incidents like this?


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  1. That's really not cool at all. What if a male reporter decided to feel up a Victoria? Would we post it the same way?

    Posted by: carl anthony | Jan 21, 2010 10:18:39 AM

  2. It is not funny to sexually assault anyone.

    Posted by: Timothy | Jan 21, 2010 10:22:53 AM

  3. Nobody here said it was funny (yet). It seems to be comp-letely inappropriate, not to mention ironic (considering the lady has painted-up eyes and hair and probably collagen lips and a push-up bra for illusion's sake). She also doesn't seem to understand male anatomy, as the same penis can change shape and size at different moments.
    If she does follow-up interviews for this stunt, I do wonder how she will react if a male interviewer sticks his finger up her vagina without any warning.

    Posted by: GregV | Jan 21, 2010 10:35:04 AM

  4. Wow. Tacky much?

    I have no real opinion on Beckham, but for crying out loud, this is a rude nasty publicity stunt for Di Cioccio.

    Posted by: Alex | Jan 21, 2010 10:47:48 AM

  5. what a dumb bitch

    Posted by: KFLO | Jan 21, 2010 10:48:13 AM

  6. The show is saying it's "funny" not us. They are using it as a comedy bit.

    Posted by: carl anthony | Jan 21, 2010 10:50:36 AM

  7. She really should be Fined or Arrested. This is why paparazzi keeps getting bolder and bolder because there are little to no ramifications for them. They constantly overstep the boundaries. It's one thing to get pictures of celebrities it's another thing to invade their personal space or grab/assault them in any way. And yes if a male Paparazzi did this to a woman i.e. grab her breasts, the response would be harsher.

    Posted by: E | Jan 21, 2010 11:02:09 AM

  8. He should have punched her in the face. I would sue her and the station that carries her.

    Posted by: patrick nyc | Jan 21, 2010 11:04:22 AM

  9. That was really uncomfortable to watch. Yeah, she should be charged with something.

    Posted by: John | Jan 21, 2010 11:09:50 AM

  10. How much is enough? Celebrities tend to deserve a certain amount of intrusion, but, this way beyond. Italy has a real problem with 'anything goes'press machine. They behave like retarded, nasty 5 year olds. I hope they all get sued.

    Posted by: booka | Jan 21, 2010 11:11:48 AM

  11. lol,lol
    she tried to be funny,scaring the shit out of him , then she should explain it was a joke , any way it was priceless seeing his face, he was very scared, anyway his security did not do much to prevent it.

    Posted by: josepe | Jan 21, 2010 11:17:19 AM

  12. I don't think grabbing his penis compares to forceable object penetration of her vagina. Maybe grabbing her breasts but "sticking a finger up her vagina" isn't the same thing.

    Yes, it's shocking, rude and probably violates some sort of law, but on the grand scale I think it pegs at much ado about nothing. Apparently in more ways than one.

    Posted by: Beef and Fur | Jan 21, 2010 11:31:22 AM

  13. I'm with Patrick. Women hide behind the remnants of chivalry far too often in an effort to avoid the natural and very much deserved physical response to such actions. I like and respect most women, and think they deserve equal pay, equal opportunity, and equal responsibility in our society. But we all know that if a man had done it, it would have been a different story.

    Punch the woman in the face. Hard. She'll never do it again.

    Posted by: The Milkman | Jan 21, 2010 11:33:47 AM

  14. this is the same television show that squirted Tom Cruise with a water pistol outside a film opening a few years ago

    Tom Cruise handled it like a gentleman but was outraged.

    What they did to Beckham was even worse. If it had happened in America there would be an immediate arrest.

    Posted by: tony the tiger | Jan 21, 2010 11:36:42 AM

  15. I also meant to add that calling this sexual assault is a bit of a stretch as well.

    Posted by: Beef and Fur | Jan 21, 2010 11:37:30 AM

  16. E' piccolo, Beckham!


    Posted by: JeffRob | Jan 21, 2010 11:39:40 AM

  17. Lol. That's what you get when you get when they habbiano aumentato (made it bigger) David Beckham on all those posters, and then you go to Italy. This is hilarious. In Italy nobody's privates are private, if you're a woman your ass will get grabbed 24/7.

    Posted by: Ryan | Jan 21, 2010 11:44:57 AM

  18. The only reason anyone would say this isn't much of a sexual assault is because we don't believe that women are in any way capable of sexually assaulting a man. Had this been a male reporter grabbing Posh's left breast, everyone would be screaming for this reporter's head on a silver platter.

    We either acknowledge that this stuff is sexual assault regardless of the gender of the vic or perp, or we need to accept that sometimes this type of behavior is meant as nothing more than a joke, which is fine with me, to be honest. I think we tend to cry "sexual assault" far too often anyway.

    Posted by: DR | Jan 21, 2010 11:44:58 AM

  19. Italians obviously have a sense of humour, Americans don't.
    If you make $34,000,000 per year you can expect to have your privacy compromised.

    Italian men(and Japanese men)routinely pat woman's bottoms, so what's the difference?

    Lighten up.

    Posted by: Lars | Jan 21, 2010 11:52:45 AM

  20. sexual assault, no.

    tacky, stupid, juvenile and an invasion of private space? yes.

    Posted by: Alex | Jan 21, 2010 11:53:03 AM

  21. If you're dumb enough to believe she didn't script exactly what she was going to say and do after she grabbed him, then you're probably childish enough to think this is funny.

    Posted by: crispy | Jan 21, 2010 11:58:16 AM

  22. I don't think Italian men should be patting women's bottoms willy nilly either. Many of my women friends would open a can of whoopass on some guy who just reached out and grabbed.

    I say this as someone who was raised in machista culture.

    Posted by: Alex | Jan 21, 2010 11:59:45 AM

  23. Americans have a sense of humor. We buy it from the British.

    And I don't care how much someone makes. They don't deserve to have some fugly Italian woman grabbing their crotch on the street.

    Italians and Japanese can get away with patting women's butts on the street only because the women put up with it. If it bothered them enough to cut off the poon until it stopped, that behavior would cease overnight.

    Posted by: The Milkman | Jan 21, 2010 12:02:49 PM

  24. From what's here we've seen all there is to expect from the notorious paperazzo in Italy, they're totally explotative. To think how could anyone do something like that. What about the kids. Doesn't he have a wife and children? I'm completely appalled. Some people do anything to get attention...where is POSH anyway.

    Posted by: penne | Jan 21, 2010 12:02:49 PM

  25. If the tables had been reversed, he would have been taken away in handcuffs. This was grossly inappropriate and not funny in the least.

    Posted by: Lisa | Jan 21, 2010 12:04:30 PM

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