“even though i also disapprove of what tiger did to his family, i don't see why some people think that tiger should be made to suffer further from his personal escapades. i think the break up of his family and the humiliation, the loss of public respect, as well as the loss of some of his endorsements is enough punishment for him. as much as people may like to spew hate on tiger, no one can deny that he is extremely talented at playing golf. it's understandable that he might be in a slump now, especially since the divorce is still so recent. he just needs time to recover, mentally and emotionally, and once he does, he most likely will be back to his old self again. as much as people may like to diss tiger, i just wish they remember that it's also not just him who gets affected by such negativity. it doesn't do his family, especially his kids, any good to hear people keep saying awful things about him since he will always be a part of their lives. tiger didn't hurt anyone else but his own family, everyone, including the media, should leave him alone since it is only his family he owes his apology to and no one else.”
“yup, i agree. and regardless of tiger's faults, at least he is being a good father and, together with elin, putting the best interests of their kids first instead of themselves. it's a shame that some of those women he got involved with think that they're entitled to celebrity status juz coz they hooked up with tiger whilst he was a married man. i wish they could juz leave him and his family alone now so they can start to recover and heal from their pain.”
“i wish these women can be barred from talking further to the public. i wouldn't be surprised at all if they start going after the kids too. after all, they seem to have no shame. they chose to cheat with a married man, were partly responsible for destroying a family, and they still have the nerve to accuse the wife of being in on it the whole time.”
jusathot on Oct 3, 2010 at 11:43:42
“Cdough, this is the way people like Gloria Allred blackmail and extort money from rich men who mess up. The Media just assists them by printing and publishing these stories--she is just a bit player being used by greedy people.”
“maybe coz tiger presented himself as a clean, goody two shoes, family type guy. it probably wouldn't have been made into such a huge issue if he hadn't tried to make himself out to be someone who he was not to the public. btw, blame the women tiger cheated with for continuing to drag this story. they're obviously not ready yet to give up the spotlight.”
“oh really? so i guess she knew that he was also cheating on her even whilst she was pregnant with their kids? if she did know, why did she snoop around on his phone and tried to call one of his exes? why did tiger try to get one of the girls to delete his number and warned them that elin may be trying to call them? there was even a report that he also had elin speak to rachel in an effort to convince her that she was nothing more than just a friend to him. do u honestly think elin wouldn't have been concerned about the risk of diseases that she or their kids may have gotten from tiger's cheating just for the sake of their lifestyle? there is a big difference between knowing about what was really going on and just having suspicions without any evidence. tiger had people who helped him hide his secrets, it wouldn't be a stretch that elin was also kept in the dark about it. i don't get why people keep saying that elin should have known about what was going on. did sandra bullock, halle berry, mj's ex, and countless others also know about what their partners were doing behind their backs? it seems like sum ppl here can't get over the fact that tiger chose to pay elin a portion of his wealth, jealousy is never a good thing.”
“bid her time and zapped him? regardless of how u may feel about elin, she was tiger's wife and she bore two kids with him. by all accounts, she didn't break their marriage vows, he did. he knew the risks involved if he got married and cheated, but did so anyway because he thought that the normal rules wouldn't apply to him. your hero tiger woods is entirely responsible for his family's break up. she, at least, did not try to take more than what tiger was willing to give her. 100 million is only a small percentage of his entire wealth.”
jusathot on Sep 10, 2010 at 07:12:26
“cdough----he is not my hero. I think the cheating is only half of what was going on. In your rush to portray Elin as a rich former model you are losing sight of the upper hand that Tiger had in that relationship.
I believe she had no say in the finances, and she was isolated from her family, did not have friends, and quite lonely here. He probably made her feel small. When she got proof of his cheating she stuck it to him as she well should. This is my opinion.
As I said, she could not make a move because she had no money. Tiger”
“you forgot to add one thing, tiger also had people, which included the media, to help him cover up his affairs. not everything is about money btw. there are plenty of other reasons why a woman may choose to blind herself to her husband's cheating, especially if there are children involved.”
“why shouldn't she have gone to people mag? it's her right to tell her side of the story since tiger did so as well. and fyi, tiger was the one who cheated on her, whatever elin may or may not have known, it was still tiger's own actions that caused his entire family to be humiliated in public.”
“and how the heck do you know that? were u privy to elin's personal life to make such a claim? just coz she may have suspected something was off does not mean that she knew about it, it was reported that tiger was trying to get one of his girls to delete his number coz his ex had seen her name and was trying to call her, if elin had known all along there would have been no reason for tiger to try to hide it from her and there would have been no reason for elin to snoop on him. also, if she had known all along about it and was only in it for the money, elin would have stuck with tiger for at least a few more years since she would have gotten and been entitled to a whole LOT more from him. if tiger was not ready for marriage, he should never have proposed to elin. he was the one who chased after her for one whole year, any girl, especially someone as young as elin was at the time, would have been fooled into thinking that tiger thought she was the one and was ready to settle down and only be with her. btw, i also find it hard to believe that elin would have been okay with tiger sleeping around unprotected, especially when he apparently did it as well even when she was pregnant.”
“elin never put herself in the spotlight prior to this. she stayed in the background while woods was the focus of the attention. she hasn't been involved in any scandals prior to that thanksgiving night, she's seen more often with her children than with other celebrity wives, and has never said anything against tiger woods. in fact, most of the media who knew about tiger's affairs, including the person who wrote his biography, have stated that there was no hint whatsoever that elin knew that tiger was cheating or that she condoned it.”
jusathot on Sep 1, 2010 at 18:20:06
“But when she found out, we heard she beat his butt.”
“oh really, then i guess you haven't heard jesse james described as the most hated man in america then, or how mel gibson is viewed as a beater even though he hasn't been charged with any of the crimes he's been accused of yet. compared to them, tiger has actually managed to gain some form of sympathy and even excuses for his behaviour. and fyi, no one even knows much about the other players except tiger woods. he chose to encourage the public perception of him as a family man, judging by these photos that he released prior to the scandals: http://celebritiessite.blogspot.com/2009/10/tiger-woods-family-photo.html
also, you're the one who's in denial if you think that tiger's image as a family man had nothing to do with some of his endorsements:
Accenture, the global consulting giant, and AT&T have already dropped Woods. Although not officially parting ways with Woods, Gilette has said it will start phasing out Woods from promotions for its Gillette razors and shaving foams.6 The reason? Following the flood of information regarding Wood’s infidelities,7 Woods no longer represents the athletic, clean-cut family-man such brands wish to be associated with.8 Or as in Accenture’s case, Woods “just wasn’t a metaphor for high performance anymore. http://iplj.net/blog/archives/1368”
“tiger willingly sold himself as some sort of superhuman to the public. the media actually protected him back then because they already knew that he was having numerous affairs but chose not to report it. and you called elin far worse names than other people have said about tiger. tiger was criticized because of his actions, just coz he didn't commit a crime doesn't mean that what he did was perfectly okay. he hurt his family and risked their health because of his behaviour. yes, tiger was a star long before he met elin, but he gained even more endorsements and more money due to selling himself as the ultimate family man to the public. if his wife and kids had nothing to do with his image, then why did he publicize his family photos and made statements about how his family was the best thing that ever happened to him and that they came first before golf. racism has got nothing to do with why the public vilified tiger when his scandals came out. if that were the case, then why were jesse james and mel gibson also publicly vilified whilst their exes garnered sympathy? not everything has to do with race so i suggest you stop focusing on it too much.”
jusathot on Aug 31, 2010 at 22:41:49
“Jesse James and Mel Gibson are not called the names that Tiger is called. Do you know why he got the endorsements--because when he is playing in a tournament, he draws MILLIONS more for that tournament--read it for yourself.
All golfers look like squares. That is the golf image--You did not see all these pictures of Tiger and his family until the scandal broke. If you think this is not about race--you are in straight up denial.”
“fyi, it was reported that she was already studying child psychology prior to meeting woods. she's just resuming her studies now and is going to graduate at the end of the year. it doesn't matter if she donates the money or uses it to open her own clinic for the disadvantaged, because it's a good cause either way. plenty of celebrities, including tiger woods, have opened up their own foundations instead of donating their money to charities. who cares what elin's motivation is? at least she's still going to do something for the benefit of the poor and disadvantaged.”
“what makes you so sure she's not deserving of that money? given the fact that woods slept around unprotected even during the time she was pregnant with their kids and may have given her a disease, and that he gained more endorsements and more money from his image as a family man, why shouldn't she be able to have even at least a PORTION of his wealth? fyi, she came from an upper class family in sweden, her mother is a politician and her father a journalist who worked in washington d.c. prior to meeting woods, she also studied child psychology at the prestigious lund university in sweden and is now resuming her studies again to get her degree. elin has acted with class throughout the whole time that the world was laughing at her and her ex, and even now she has not said a negative word against tiger.
elin isn't the first wife who has ever received a financial settlement from their more famous husbands. michael jordan also paid his ex a settlement when divorced from her, even princess di, who used to work as a nanny before she married prince charles, took her ex to the cleaners and nearly left him broke. tiger knew the risks when he married elin, if he hadn't wanted to commit and be faithful, he should've ended it way before he decided to cheat on her with so many women and way before he brought two innocent people into this world.”
“so i guess princess diana didn't deserve getting any settlement either since she was young, educated, and could get herself a career when she divorced prince charles. elin deserves getting that much amount since she was his wife and gave him two kids, and helped him boost his image as a family man. why do people have the need to keep comparing rich people to the poor ones? if anything, tiger should give up most of his wealth since he doesn't deserve any of it. why should he earn millions for having the ability to put a ball into a hole when there are people out there who do more for society, like saving lives and protecting the country, but get paid a whole lot less. tiger chose to marry her, he screwed up his marriage and humiliated his entire family. what elin got was only a PORTION of his entire wealth, tiger should be so lucky since he still gets to keep most of his money. prince charles practically went broke when he paid off his ex, since princess di apparently took him for every penny he had.”
“so you would rather believe rumours and innuendos instead? fyi, there's nothing wrong if she wants to talk about her side of the story seeing as pretty much everyone kept accusing her of assaulting tiger woods and that it was her fault for tiger cheating on her. sounds like you're jealous of the fact that tiger thought she was worth chasing after for a whole year and asking her to marry him. and btw, she is entitled to some of the money that tiger earned after he married her since he did sell himself as a family man thereafter. thanks to her and the kids, he got more endorsements and more millions.”
MaeBayB on Sep 2, 2010 at 08:47:04
“Hmmmmm, it seems to me that someone else is believing rumors and innuendos?...Sooo you are alleging that Tiger was chasing her....is that something you witnessed or heard? Afterall as a single person Tiger played on the greens and had a reason for bieng there...I am still trying to understand Elin's purpose for hanging out on the greens, since she portrays herself as a college student, model, as do most groupies.....just think'n And no I am not jealous of a woman who may potentially have every STD ever invented. Hopefully, she will invest in a good Gyno.”