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Beckhams win legal case to gag nanny

David and Victoria Beckham succeeded in their legal bid to gag their former nanny on Friday after she sold a story to a tabloid newspaper about the state of their marriage.
/ Source: Reuters

David and Victoria Beckham succeeded in their legal bid to gag their former nanny on Friday after she sold a story to a tabloid newspaper about the state of their marriage.

Lawyers acting for Abbie Gibson, 27, told the High Court in London that she would not make any further allegations about the couple’s private life and would put on “legal ice” the 125,000 pounds ($238,000) she received from the News of the World.

Her lawyer said she would not disclose any further information pending either a full trial or a further court order.

The England soccer captain and his wife took the matter to court after a story appeared in the newspaper on Sunday.

However the couple failed in their bid to prevent Gibson or anyone else repeating the allegations as the judge ruled it would be “futile to try to prevent further circulation.”

The Beckhams released a statement after the hearing saying it was an unfortunate step to take but hopefully it would “protect the privacy of our family.”

The media had reported that Gibson received 300,000 pounds for the story at the center of the row, but it was made clear in court that she did not receive that much.

Neither the Beckhams nor Gibson were present in court on Friday.