Claims by a model that she had an affair with England football captain David Beckham were a “figment of her imagination”, an escort agency boss said in an interview reported in Australia today.
Sarah Marbeck who was described in The Sun newspaper as “a high-class hooker” after the owner of one Sydney escort agency said she worked for him, also worked as a call girl for a second agency, The Daily Telegraph in Australia reported.
David Wade, who told the newspaper he employed Marbeck at the Miss Fleiss escort agency in Sydney, said the model told him she never had sex with Beckham.
“This is all a figment of her imagination,” he said. “She is telling lies and everyone is going for Beckham and making out he was with her but he was never with her. She told me that.
“I know how this girl works. She is vicious. She could extract the marrow out of your bones.”
Mr Wade was not immediately available for comment today. The Australian lawyer representing Marbeck, Michael Brereton, also did not return calls seeking comment.
Mr Wade’s comments followed confirmation from Graeme Edwards, a spokesman for Sydney’s Boardroom Escorts, that Malaysian-born Marbeck worked for the agency in 2001, the year she claimed she had a sexual relationship with Beckham, the Australian Associated Press reported today.
Mr Edwards was quoted by The Sun as saying that Marbeck had been paid to visit “dozens of executive clients in their hotel rooms”.
Marbeck was still believed to be holed up in an exclusive hotel in Port Douglas, north-eastern Australia, avoiding media camped out in the normally sleepy resort town.
Beckham and his wife, Victoria, have denounced the claims by Marbeck and the England captain’s former personal assistant Rebecca Loos as “ludicrous” and “absurd” and have been making a public show of unity. They were photographed on Tuesday in Madrid on a shopping trip with sons Brooklyn and Romeo.
In a statement released on Tuesday, Marbeck said she decided to tell her story “because for two years my life was on hold while I waited for him (Beckham)”, she said.
“Finally, I accepted that my relationship with Beckham was over and I decided to move forward with my life. But in that time my life changed forever, and there is no way back for me,” her statement added.
Loos has taped an interview with Sky One, that was scheduled for broadcast tonight.
“People are calling me a liar and calling me names and, you know, at the end of the day these are the facts,” Loos said in an excerpt from the TV interview broadcast yesterday by Sky News.
Loos worked for Beckham’s management company SFX Group and acted as his assistant in Madrid until he cut ties with the firm in December.