David Beckham and UNICEF respond to alleged hacked emails about knighthood campaign

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David Beckham is refuting reports that he used his relationship with UNICEF to campaign for knighthood.

On Friday, British outlet The Sun published supposed leaked emails between the soccer star and his publicist from 2013, where they discussed securing a knighthood.

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In the alleged emails, Beckham, who was awarded an Order of the British Empire in 2003, calls British singer Katherine Jenkins' OBE award "a f**king joke," and refers to the committee who decides who gets the honors a "bunch of c**ts." His publicist reportedly encouraged Beckham to focus on charitable efforts like UNICEF, which he's has been an ambassador for since 2005.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 16: (L-R) Romeo Beckham, Harper Beckham and David Beckham attend the Burberry 'London in Los Angeles' event at Griffith Observatory on April 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/Getty Images for Burberry)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: David Beckham and Harper Beckham are seen in Soho on September 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Victoria Beckham, David Beckham, Brooklyn Beckham get lunch at Balthazar in Soho on September 13, 2015 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 16: (L-R) Cruz Beckham, Romeo Beckham and Victoria Beckham attend the Burberry 'London in Los Angeles' event at Griffith Observatory on April 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Burberry)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 30: Cruz Beckham (L) and David Beckham attend Game Six of the Western Conference Final during the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on May 30, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 09: David Beckham and Harper Beckham are seen in Soho on February 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01: (L-R) David Beckham, Romeo Beckham, Brooklyn Beckham, Cruz Beckham and Victoria Beckham attend the world premiere of 'The Class of 92' at the Odeon West End on December 1, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 05: Brooklyn Beckham (L) and Victoria Beckham arrive at the Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year awards at Claridge's Hotel on November 5, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: David Beckham and daughter Harper are seen in Soho on September 7, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 28: Harper Beckham (L) and David Beckham attend an NHL playoff game between the San Jose Sharks and the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on May 28, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 04: Victoria Beckham and her daughter Harper Seven are seen arriving at the 'BONTON' store on May 4, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Paul Hubble/FilmMagic)
PARIS, FRANCE - APRIL 21: Victoria Beckham and her son Romeo James are seen leaving the 'NIKE' store on the Champs-Elysees Avenue on April 21, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 21: (L-R) David Beckham and Harper Beckham attend a hockey game between the Calgary Flames and the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on October 21, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 05: Brooklyn Beckham (L) and Victoria Beckham attend the Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year awards at Claridge's Hotel on November 5, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 09: David Beckham and Harper Beckham are seen in Soho on February 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: David Beckham and Harper Beckham are seen on September 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: David Beckham and Harper Beckham are seen in Vesuvio Playground in Soho on September 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: David Beckham and Harper Beckham are seen on September 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 27: David Beckham (R) and daughter Harper Beckham attend a baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on August 27, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: David Beckham and daughter Harper Beckham are seen in SoHo on February 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic)
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On Saturday, a spokesperson for Beckham defended the father of four, saying that recent reports paint "a deliberately inaccurate picture."

"This story is based on outdated material taken out of context from hacked and doctored private emails from a third party server and gives a deliberately inaccurate picture," the spokesperson said in a statement to ET.

"David Beckham and UNICEF have had a powerful partnership in support of children for over 15 years. The David Beckham 7 Fund specifically has raised millions of pounds and helped millions of vulnerable children around the world," the statement continued. "David Beckham has given significant time and energy and has made personal financial donations to the 7 Fund and this commitment will continue long term."

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"Before establishing the 7 Fund, David had supported UNICEF and a number of other charities over many years, including donating his entire earnings from PSG during his time playing there," the statement added. "David and UNICEF are rightly proud of what they have and will continue to achieve together and are happy to let the facts speak for themselves."

UNICEF, meanwhile, released a statement of their own, commending Beckham for his work with the organization.

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SHENZHEN, CHINA - NOVEMBER 10: (L-R) British fashion designer Victoria Beckham, British former footballer David Beckham and Taiwanese model Pace Wu stand on the stage during a gala of the 11.11 Global Shopping Festival at Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre on November 10, 2016 in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province of China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23: David Beckham and Victoria Beckham attend the British Fashion Awards 2015 at London Coliseum on November 23, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 26: David Beckham and Victoria Beckham congratulate Romeo Beckham after he completed the Junior Marathon during the London Marathon on April 26, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: David Beckham and Victoria Beckham attend a private view for the 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty' exhibition at Victoria & Albert Museum on March 12, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01: Victoria Beckham and David Beckham attend the British Fashion Awards at London Coliseum on December 1, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: David Beckham (L) and Victoria Beckham attend an after party following the 60th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards at the London Palladium on November 30, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 06: David Beckham and Victoria Beckham in the Royal Box on Centre Court before the Gentlemen's Singles Final match between Roger Federer of Switzerland and Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: David Beckham and Victoria Beckham attend the 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 05: Victoria Beckham, winner of the Special Contribution to British Fashion award, attends the Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year awards at Claridge's Hotel on November 5, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: Victoria Beckham and David Beckham attend an evening celebrating the Global Fund featuring the first green carpet challenge at Apsley House on September 16, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
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CENTURY CITY, CA - MAY 20: (L-R) Executive Board Member Beth Moskowitz, professional soccer player David Beckham and wife Victoria Beckham arrive at the 27th Anniversary Sports Spectacular benefiting Cedars-Sinai Medical Genetics Institute at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on May 20, 2012 in Century City, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Sports Spectacular)
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"David Beckham has been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2005, and as well as generously giving his time, energy and support to help raise awareness and funds for UNICEF's work for children, David has given significant funds personally," read a post on UNICEF's website, alongside examples of how Beckham's The 7 Fund helps save children's lives around the world.

ET caught up with Beckham at UNICEF's 70th Anniversary Event in December, where he spoke about passing down his charitable spirit to his children.

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See more in the video above.

Additional reporting by Joe Siyam.

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