Katherine Jenkins calls police after 'Beckham affair' death threats
Published Aug 26 2012, 12:14 BST | By Alison Rowley Katherine Jenkins
has contacted police after receiving death threats for denying she was having an affair with David Beckham, reports Metro.
The singer took to Twitter
on Friday (August 24) to refute claims that she and Beckham had taken out a super-injunction to block reports of their relationship.
"Dear Twitter friends," she wrote. "I've read some horrible rumours on here & want u 2 know I absolutely deny I've had an affair with David Beckham.
"The rumours are very hurtful, untrue & my lawyers tell me actionable. I've only met David twice. Once at the Military Awards in 2010 & on a night out in the West End in Feb 2012.
"We were out in a group of friends & it was just a normal fun evening out. Just so we are clear I have never been on my own with him and never arranged to meet up."
A spokesman for Beckham also rubbished the rumours.
"Unfortunately, we have to deal with this type of nonsense on Twitter," they said. "One minute David is dead... then a more scurrilous rumour. There is not one jot of truth to any of it."
Following her statement, Jenkins was subjected to replies from users saying they would "cut" her if the rumours turned out to be true, with one account tweeting "'I'll kill that s*** Katherine Jenkins".
"Due to the serious nature of the threats, the tweets have been reported to the police," said a spokesperson for the 32-year-old mezzo-soprano. The threats and associated accounts are now said to be being investigated.
Jenkins seemed to be trying to put the events behind her yesterday (August 25), as she tweeted for the first time since the threats were made.
"Back to work #HappySaturday," she posted
and uploaded a picture of herself smiling in a recording studio.