Skip to comments.US Tabloid 'Buried 2007 Scoop' on Tiger Woods Affair
Posted on 12/19/2009 4:27:03 AM PST by marshmallow
US golfer gave exclusive interview to sister paper of National Enquirer in return for tabloid's silence
Representatives acting on behalf of Tiger Woods brokered a deal two years ago to bury a tabloid story of an extramarital affair, the Wall Street Journal reported yesterday. It said representatives for the golfer acted after the National Enquirer threatened to publish pictures of Woods taken in a parked car with Mindy Lawton, a Florida waitress.
The alleged deal, which the Wall Street Journal claims was made in August 2007, saw Woods give an exclusive cover interview and photo spread to a sister magazine of the Enquirer, Men's Fitness.
It is the second such claim to be made after the publication of a similar story in the New York Post earlier this month.
American Media, owner of the Enquirer and Men's Fitness, said descriptions of such a deal were "inaccurate, false" and "misinformed". It claimed the interview, headlined Tiger!, and in which a beaming Woods appeared on the cover, was a result of the golfer's previous link with the interviewer, Roy Johnson.
But Neal Boulton, former editor in chief of Men's Fitness at the time of the alleged deal, fuelled further speculation after claiming that he left his post because of the incident. "[American Media CEO] David Pecker knew about Tiger Woods' infidelity a long time ago He traded silence for a Men's Fitness cover," Boulton told the New York Post.
The claim that there was a cover-up of Woods's infidelity is the latest twist to a story that began to unravel last month after the 14-time champion's car hit a fire hydrant near his Florida home. Official statements from the golfer sought to end speculation that he had been involved in an argument with his wife, Elin Nordegren, at the time of the.......
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Surely there are laws against this type of manilative bribery?
Elin's lawyers should sue them.
Apparently, only legal in congress?
Oh my goodness... the jokes write themselves.
The Enquirer had photos. It was do the interview or have the photos published.
There was no extortion here for cash, just an interview......something I bet has happened many times in the past when the MSM would catch a liberal with an intern.
In the end, we may find out that the idea of doing an interview in exchange for not publishing the photo was Tiger's....not the Enquirer's!
Wonder if this is what BAMMY and Michelle do.....give the LapDog MEdia ACCESS so that they don’t report that he has NEVER SHOWN HIS BIRTH CERTIFICATE and that NEITHER one still has a LAW LICENSE!!!! REVERSE BLACKMAIL!!
There is always the possibility that the Media Moguls and their employees are AFRAID of the Marxists.
Be thankful we have patriots like Rush & Glenn speaking truth to power.