"I'd Never Hurt Posh"

16 Oct 2008
By Ahlanlive.com

Accused housekeeper denies theft and says she loves Victoria

The former housekeeper who stands accused of stealing personal items belonging to VICTORIA and DAVID BECKHAM has spoken out about her disappointment over the allegations - insisting she "loves" the former Spice Girl and would never hurt her.

June and Eric Emmett, former housekeepers at the Beckham's mansion in Hertfordshire, England - dubbed Beckingham Palace by the British media - were taken into police custody on Monday.

Another man, believed to be their son, was later quizzed by officers as part of the investigation, it has emerged.

The Emmetts initially slammed the allegations, branding the charges against them "totally fabricated, 99 per cent of it is totally untrue".

And now, 56-year-old June Emmett has admitted she has been devastated by the claims, insisting she would never "harm" the singer and her soccer star husband - because the superstar couple have always "taken care" of them in the past.

She tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "I love Victoria to bits and I would never do anything to harm her. Deep down I think she must know that.

"I've known her and her family for years. She is a successful woman and I admire her. They have always taken care of us."

The probe centres on allegations that personal items belonging to former pop star Victoria and her soccer player husband David were put up for sale on internet auction website eBay. They were said to include designer clothes, sportswear, and a pair of David's football boots.

The Emmetts have been released on bail until 22 November. The third person - a 25-year-old man, also from Essex - has been bailed and is due to return to a Hertfordshire police station in November.