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Radar Online ran a lurid tale from a woman claiming to be Odell Beckham, Jr.’s fiancée, complete with supposed text messages exchanged between him and the woman, identified as Erica Mendez. [Here's the link] Now, Odell Beckham, Jr., his family, and the New York Giants are firing back, saying it is a complete fabrication.
Among the sometimes laughable–but if you are Beckham, quite annoying and troubling–allegations, are the following:
- Beckham flew her around the world, including to Paris, and showered her with gifts, such as a BMW (perhaps the radar should have been going off about a college student doing all of this, Radar?);
- That he then fathered a love child with another woman;
- That she was pregnant with his child but miscarried due to the emotional toll of his infidelity;
- That she then caught him with two strippers in his parents’ home!
The details are too good to be true, because, well, they almost certainly are. Weird, because it’s so hard to fake a text message chain. Surely if it says “Odell” at the top, it had to be from him.
“The entire story is fabricated,” said Beckham. “I have never been engaged. I don’t have any children. And I have never met this person who is making these claims.”
According to the NY Daily News, Beckham’s family is investigating who is behind this, has hired an attorney, and has reached out to the New York Giants to investigate the matter. This appears to be a very involved hoax with mentions of the relationship online that go back to last year. Two weeks ago, our site got a tip about Beckham and the woman following his appearance on Jimmy Fallon during which Fallon jokes about Beckham being engaged to a model.
Other stories, like this one which purports to be an interview with the two, appear online further back in time. This does not just seem to be the sudden rantings of a crazy person, but rather an elaborate labyrinth that has been developed over a long period of time.
[image from @iam_objxiii - Beckham's Instagram]