Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins has turned to police after receiving death threats via Twitter.com following false rumours she had an affair with soccer superstar David Beckham.
The mezzo-soprano took to the social networking site on Friday (24Aug12) to deny she had ever been romantically involved with the sportsman but was subject to abuse from fellow users who threatened to kill her.
A spokesperson for the star tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "Due to the serious nature of the threats, the tweets have been reported to the police."
Jenkins insists she has only met Los Angeles Galaxy player Beckham twice and attempted to put a stop to the speculation in a series of posts on Twitter on Friday.
In the messages, she wrote, "Dear Twitter friends, I've read some horrible rumours on here & want u 2 (you to) 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've never been on my own with him and never arranged to meet up."