Victoria Beckham

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Victoria Beckham has had it up to here with tabloids trying to get the skinny on her figure.

The glamorous Brit is reportedly gearing up to sue the U.K. magazine Now over an article that claimed she was "hooked on sex and diet pills," which has since mysteriously vanished from the rag's website (though search results confirm the story once existed).

"The accusation is dangerous, defamatory and blatantly untrue," Beckham's agent, Jo Milloy, said Monday, referring to the latter half of that statement.

"Victoria takes her position as a role model to young women very seriously and is horrified by this hurtful, fabricated story. It is now with her lawyers."

Now's story also claimed that the former Spice Girl's sister, Louise, has been acquiring the pills for her in Britain and then shipping them to the U.S.

It's unclear whether any action has taken place in court yet, but this isn't the first time—nor, probably, will it be the last—that Beckham's poundage has become an issue.

The 34-year-old fashion plate has been on the defensive about her weight for years, stating over and over in interviews that she eats just like a normal person.

"As you can see, I'm a normal-looking girl, and I just make the best of what I have. I'm not out-of-the-ordinary-looking at all—I'm incredibly ordinary," the mother of three told Allure last month.

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