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Both soccer star David Beckham and Dancing With the Stars Season 14 runner-up Katherine Jenkins have gone out of their way to bash the rumors that they had an affair.

Katherine even took to Twitter last week in a series of posts, trying to put the rumors to rest:

Dear Twitter friends, 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.

Katherine's rep reiterated to E! News that "The rumors of Katherine and David Beckham having an affair are 100 percent false," but they can't just ignore the issue because Katherine has received death threats that have now been passed along to the police.

"Katherine has endured months of abusive tweets and messages accusing her of having an affair with David Beckham," Katherine's rep continued to E! News. "Some going as far as threatening her life. She simply felt that she could not deal with this any longer and so had to face these ridiculous rumors head on which is why she had to speak out."

Sometimes it's best to ignore rumors and let them fade away, but if things get serious like this, it's important to speak up and take action to defend yourself, even if there will always be some people who just don't believe you. And, seriously, death threats because you think someone is cheating with Posh Spice’s man? People be crazy!

Dancing With the Stars Season 15: All-Stars will premiere on Monday, September 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. Check out the full All-Stars cast list here.

Sources: E! News, Twitter

Gina Carbone is a contributing writer at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @ginacarbone.

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