The mystery woman who appeared alongside Odell Beckham in the viral video that blew up the internet Friday exclusively told the New York Daily News that the star receiver did not take any drugs, but refused to comment if drugs were present in the room.
Laura Cuenca, an aspiring French model, told The News on Saturday despite the suspicious nature of the video, Beckham did not partake in any illegal substances.
“No. He did not take any drugs!” an adamant Cuenca wrote in her native French during a private exchange on Instagram.
When asked if there were any drugs in the room, however, Cuenca chose not to respond.
In the video, Beckham is seen holding what looks like a thick brown cigarette in his left hand. The camera then quickly pans to a woman sitting next to him holding what appears to be a credit card in front of a powdery white substance.
Cuenca did not confirm or deny when asked directly if the white substance was cocaine.
When asked to clarify what exactly Beckham is holding, Cuenca told The News it was “a piece of pizza.”
A box of pepperoni pizza can be seen in front of Beckham on the bed.
Cuenca said she has been contacted by someone within the Giants organization since the video was published but did not elaborate further on the specifics of the conversation.
The Giants acknowledged to the Daily News that they are aware of the video but did not have any comment beyond that. Beckham’s agent has not responded to a request for comment.
In the brief clip, the 25-year-old Beckham is heard talking to Cuenca about “trying to get you to sleep with…” before the video cuts out.
Cuenca, who was first identified by her Instagram handle @ellcnc by Black Sports Online, said she met Beckham at Le Queen nightclub in Paris, France and recorded the video via Snapchat on Thursday at 6 a.m. local time. Cuenca sent The News a screenshot of the video’s timestamp.
Cuenca said she did not know the man she met was Beckham until after she had already uploaded the video. She said Beckham then informed her who he was and asked her to take it down.
While the short clip didn’t begin to circulate and go viral until Friday evening, Beckham may have been alluding to its validity when he posted to Twitter Friday morning, “Old news still makes a good story….I guess. #CatchUpWereIn18“
Later that evening, a Twitter user responded to Beckham’s tweet suggesting the video is old because it vaguely appears Beckham doesn’t have his wrist tattoos in the clip. When she was forwarded this tweet, Cuenca was adamant that is not the case and the video is indeed recent.
It’s unclear how long Beckham’s trip to Paris lasted. He has not posted to social media since Friday when he uploaded a video of himself in Madrid, Sprain with Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo.