March 22nd, 2007
Beck Talk: The Spider has the Eagle in her Web
Andy Bernal, one of the SPX management company employees during the David Beckham / Rebecca Loos scandal of ‘03 has the type of insider information we would kill for.
A part of the well-oiled Beckham machine from the minute David arrived in Madrid, Bernal (a former professional soccer player himself) says it didn’t take long for professional relationships to get a little messy between Becks and SPX rep Rebecca.
Picture the scene: the company has to set up makeshift headquarters at Rebecca’s father’s house. David’s wife is shopping in London while the transition happens. Oh, and she’s also making records with Damon Dash in NYC with the hopes of an American re-launch. David is acclimatising to the Spanish lifestyle by chilling out on a sun lounger. Rebecca is poolside in a bikini. Bernal is in the background trying to get the internet to work.
Quick question: ladies, would you be cool with your man “working” with this woman? Isn’t that like taking a job at a cake shop when you’re on a diet? Just askin’.
Right, so as we all know, one night David and Rebecca are busted together at a nightclub. Grainy photos do the rounds. Becks’ peeps say it was a company night out, no biggie. Bernal agrees, but adds that at the end of the evening, David and Rebecca sped off separately from the group in a car driven by bodyguard Delfin Fernandez.
Later, Fernandez radioed to Bernal on the two-way: “The spider has the eagle in her web.“
Of course when the text messages and Rebecca’s tell-all tabloid confession came out, Victoria quickly fired the crap out of everyone on the SPX team. She told Bernal: “Andy, we all have mortgages to pay… We’ve all got to do what we’ve all got to do.“
Wonder what she told Rebecca, huh? Something like, “Beeyatch, you’re skank ass is toast!“ but perhaps not sounding quite so gangsta.
Anyone remember that after the (alleged) affair story broke, David’s official line was that the claims were “ludicrous”? Not actually false, mind you. Maybe he meant Ludacris – he’s always loved his rappers, our David.
Other random notes of interest: David keeps pet terrapins (turtles).
The interesting bit of this story is the very obvious exclusion from the British media. Strange, no? These are the people who report with great fervour when Victoria buys a handbag. In fact, a little tipster-birdie told us the tabloids did approach Bernal with a big money offer but he turned it down, scared of being misrepresented. Plans for a book were similarly shelved because most UK publishers were too scared of the Beckham’s suing them and their children’s children until the end of time.
Nothing like some good new/old news to start the day off right. Turtles, bikinis and spiders, oh my.