Katherine Jenkins says David Beckham still hasn’t said sorry for drug slur email
Katherine Jenkins has claimed David Beckham never apologised after an email containing a drug slur was leaked last year.
The 37-year-old opera singer found herself at the centre of the Becksgate email scandal in February 2017, when a string of messages sent between the former England footballer and his publicist were leaked online.
In them, Beckham branded the Honours Committee "unappreciative c***s" after he missed out on a knighthood in 2013 and suggested his charity work was part of a campaign to receive an honour.
David also took aim at the singer, with whom he was rumoured to be having an affair – speculation she publicly denied – saying in one email: "Katherine Jenkins OBE for what? Singing at the rugby and going to see the troops plus taking coke. F**king joke."
Now Katherine says she hasn’t heard a peep from either David nor his wife Victoria Beckham since the embarrassing scandal broke.
"It’s obviously disappointing. I’ve never heard anything from them about it," she told the Sun this week.
"You’re just minding your own business and you get caught up in this massive storm. You just think, ‘Aw, I wasn’t doing anything’. To get caught up in that wasn’t pleasant. I don’t know why, again, that was aimed at me."
Katherine, who received her Order of the British Empire from Prince Charles in 2014, went on: "I also don’t feel the need to defend this, by the way. I know what I’ve done and when I got the OBE it was given to me for music, and for charity.
"Priorities are my kids, my family, my singing, my charities and that’s just white noise in the background."
Beckham’s drug allegations referred to the period of Katherine’s younger life when she was freely taking illegal drugs, including ecstasy, MDMA and cocaine, which she admitted after she became famous.
"I felt like I had to be honest, that was the thing," she added of her decision to talk about her past.
"I look back and I think it was the right thing to do and I definitely don’t regret talking about it. I think it was something that needed to be addressed."
Katherine also touched on the unfounded rumours that she and Beckham were having an affair while he was with Victoria.
In August 2012, when the speculation reached fever pitch, Katherine took to Twitter to deny it.
"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," she wrote at the time.
The Beckham camp were said to be furious that she’d repeated the rumours in public, but Katherine now says it was the only way to stop the "Chinese whispers".
"I’ve met him before but it was one of those things. The negative of social media is that some things can be written that are not true and it’s like Chinese whispers and suddenly, you know …" she added.
"Anyway, it’s past, it’s a long time ago. I’m happy it’s a long time ago. But when I look back over the last 15 years, those aren’t the things that stand out to me."
The Beckhams were left reeling last February when Russian hackers attempted to blackmail them for £1million after gaining access to millions of messages and documents from David’s PR agency’s servers.
Police were involved and the Beckham camp refused to hand over cash to the hackers, which resulted in them releasing a number of embarrassing emails.
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