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US Tabloid 'Buried 2007 Scoop' on Tiger Woods Affair
The Guardian (UK) ^ | 12/18/09 | Joe Adetunji

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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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: adultery; cheater; cheetah; infidelity

1 posted on 12/19/2009 4:27:04 AM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow
Is this LEGAL?

Surely there are laws against this type of manilative bribery?

Elin's lawyers should sue them.

2 posted on 12/19/2009 4:30:27 AM PST by hennie pennie
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To: hennie pennie

Apparently, only legal in congress?

3 posted on 12/19/2009 4:38:45 AM PST by earlyapex (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing its idiot.)
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To: marshmallow; Honeybunch
" "[American Media CEO] David Pecker knew about Tiger Woods' infidelity a long time ago … "

Oh my goodness... the jokes write themselves.

4 posted on 12/19/2009 4:42:35 AM PST by OKSooner ("He's quite mad, you know." - Sean Connery to Honor Blackman in "Goldfinger".)
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To: hennie pennie
Is this LEGAL?

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!

5 posted on 12/19/2009 4:49:57 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

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!!

6 posted on 12/19/2009 5:17:56 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

***LapDog MEdia***

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.

7 posted on 12/19/2009 5:23:19 AM PST by sodpoodle (Stop wasting our wealth and start telling the truth.)
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