FILE- Robert J. Halderman, David Letterman’s accused extortionist. His laywer is using the Tiger Woods scandal to help his defense. (AP Photo/Pool, Steve Hirsch, File)
The National Enquirer is publishing photos of Tiger Woods in a romantic embrace with an apparent mistress in California last year. But wait, there could be more to come. According to the Enquirer, Woods’ wandering eye started early in his relationship with wife Elin Nordegren. A new video is being shopped around for hundreds of thousands of dollars, that according to an Enquirer source, shows Woods with one of his mistresses in California. The video was shot before Woods married but after he was engaged to Nordegren. Click here for more.
The attorney for David Letterman’s accused extortionist is using the Woods scandal to help in his client’s defense. The attorney wrote in court papers that if it is legal for Woods’ mistress Rachel Uchitel to seek payment for her silence, his client should not be charged for doing the same thing. Uchitel’s famed lawyer, Gloria Allred, wasn’t pleased. Click here for more.
Tiger Woods voluntarily allowed Florida Highway Patrol troopers to inspect his upper body including his chest, back, hands, and arms, according to an exclusive report on Orlando station WESH-TV, The troopers said there was no signs of domestic violence and that the only visible injury was a “fat lip” that they say was consistent with Woods hitting the steering wheel. Click here for more details on the WESH story.
AT&T announced it is hanging up on Woods. Click here for the company’s statement and for information on other sponsors who have parted ways with Woods.
On a lighter note, a hilarious parody is generating a lot of buzz on YouTube. Click here to watch “Wife of the Tiger.”
Tiger Woods’ alleged mistress Rachel Uchitel spoke briefly to a Florida television station, She had the opportunity to deny that she is seeing Woods but instead said she wouldn’t comment on the reports. Some have suggested that she is intentionally feeding the rumors for attention and to keep herself associated with Woods. Is she playing the press? Click here for more details and to view the interview with her.
A widely circulated e-mail reports that Woods went to Arizona just after he was released from the hospital on the day of his crash. The purpose of the Arizona trip was to be treated for facial injuries. According to the e-mail, Woods’ injuries were so severe that he required extensive plastic surgery in Arizona. Woods’ agent said the story wasn’t true. Veteran sportswriter Furman Bisher reported the story and said the information was given to him by a trustworthy colleague. It is unclear whether the e-mail was the result of Bisher’s story or if Bisher printed the story not knowing that he had been forwarded a viral e-mail. Click here for more and for links to Bisher’s Web site and his response to the controversy.
Meanwhile, the Woods scandal has been fodder for comics since day one. Now, the scandal has been immortalized in Jib-Jab’s annual look back to the year that was. Near the end of the video, a cut out of Nordegren can be seen whacking Woods with a golf club. It appears that the Tiger Woods scandal was a bit of an afterthought. No doubt the video makers were well into production when Woods’ November 27 accident happened. Less famous scandals are given more prominence. Click here for more and to view the video.
According to Entertainment Tonight, Tiger Woods was spotted at private parties with his first alleged mistress, Rachel Uchitel, over the weekend. He was seen holding Uchitel’s hand at one party. Click here for details.
A couple of UC Davis economists say the Tiger Woods mistress scandal may wind up costing as much as $12 billion. Click here for the story.
Bollywood star and former Miss Universe Lara Dutta is the latest women connected with Tiger Woods. Click here for details.
A British newspaper is reporting that Cuba Gooding Jr is being eyed for the starring role in a Cuba Gooding Jr move. Story here.
Tiger Woods shuts down Web site forum, one poster calls him ‘garbage,’ another a ‘fraud’
Tiger Woods and his first alleged mistress, Rachel Uchitel, are together again, in love, and have no intention of ending their relationship any time soon, according to FOX News’ sources. Click here for details.
Unlike Woods, Uchitel is not hiding out. TMZ is publishing a series of photos of her strolling the beach in a bikini. Click here for the photos.
She was also videotaped by a local TV crew. She politely told the crew she had no comment. Click here to watch the video.
Uchitel was reportedly paid millions of dollars for her silence about the couple’s affair.
Swedish golfer Helen Alfredsson says she first learned that Woods was cheating last summer. She called Woods “cold” and said that there was “something odd about him.” Click here for more.
Meanwhile, the Woods scandal is a laughing matter in Disneyland. A reference to Woods made it into the Aladdin musical show at the California Adventure Park. The genie jokes that he had to remind Woods 15 times that he can’t make someone fall in love with him. Click here to view the video.
In Touch magazine is reporting that Woods is resuming his affair with Rachel Uchitel and that the pair are together in Palm Beach, Florida. Click here for details and for video of Uchitel in Palm Beach.
Meanwhile, there is more fallout from alleged mistress Jamie Jungers’ profanity-laced radio interview Monday. On Tuesday, a Radar Online reporter was interviewed on the same show and said Jungers is lying about not having nude photos of Woods and is lying about her ex-fiancee being the cause of her relationship with Woods being made public. Click here for more details.
In a profanity-laced interview on San Francisco station KNEW and Los Angeles-based KFI radio, Jamie Jungers angrily denied that she has naked photos of Tiger Woods. Details here and listen to interview in audio link here.
The New York Post reports that Woods was a regular at a New York City strip club but always acted like a strip club “virgin,” like he had never been in a strip club before. The Post and the New York Daily News are also reporting that the Stanford alum was surrounded by a group of assistants who covered for him but also tried to warn him of the risks he took with image. Details here.
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