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Victoria Beckham reportedly suing the Spice Girls

‘Posh Spice’ is taking legal action against her former band mates to ban them singing Spice Girls songs.

By Sinead Corcoran
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Following the news that three of the five Spice Girls werereuniting as a band, Victoria Beckham is now reportedly taking legal action against them.

Melanie Brown, Geri Horner and Emma Bunton were due to reunite later this year to celebrate the girl band's 20th anniversary, while Victoria and Melanie Chisholm declined to take part.

“You know Victoria is busy with her great fashion line and Mel C is doing her own album, so they gracefully said, ‘You three go ahead and do it,” Mel B revealed during an appearance on The Late Late Show with host James Corden in September last year.

“We’re girl power. We support each other,” she added at the time.

Geri has since pulled out of the tour after announcing she is pregnant with her second child.

New reports have now claimed that in an attempt to prevent the remaining Spice Girls from singing the group's famous hits, Victoria has reportedly taken legal action.
"I do think they should sing their own material though, because what we did in the Spice Girls was so special," she said during an interview last year.

"If they sang Spice Girls songs I think I might be a bit sad."

Geri, Emma and Mel B who have dubbed themselves GEM, were planning on performing the group's extensive back catalogue of hits, but The Sun reports that the fashion designer has allegedly called in her lawyers over their plans.

According to the publication, the former Posh Spice is refusing to let her bandmates use any songs on which she has writing credits and has resorted to "aggressive legal letters" to stop GEM singing the songs - a move that has apparently left her former bandmates ‘saddened’.

"It is an extremely sad way for things to end after all they have been through together. The girls are devastated. It is an extremely sad way for things to end," the source told The Sun.

However, a representative for Victoria has since slammed the claims, telling Metro “‘No legal letter was sent, this is a fabrication by The Sun and this story is now being handled legally by Victoria’s lawyer.”

After disbanding in 2000, following Geri’s departure from the group, the Spice Girls reunited briefly for a tour in 2008.

They last performed together in 2012 at the London Olympics opening ceremony.

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